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Climate information services, integrated knowledge systems and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-12 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:57:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-13 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12855
dc.description.abstract This commentary explores the role of climate information services in supporting the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the centre of the commentary is a discussion of how integrated knowledge systems are critical in the formulation of high quality climate information services towards the successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The paper drives home two major points. Firstly, that a climate service built on integrated knowledge systems will be better positioned to match user needs in terms of skill, scale and lead time. Secondly, that integrating diverse knowledge systems for effective climate information services in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will present an auspicious platform for "leaving no one behind" in contributing ideas towards the achievement of the targets outlined under the 17 SDGs, contributing to the inclusive approach at the centre of Agenda 2030. The commentary also advances the idea that climate information services built upon integrated knowledge systems present opportunities for more adequately addressing the needs of the global poor, including informing agricultural decision-making in rural communities to reduce malnutrition, facilitate disaster preparedness, and tackle human diseases linked to climate change - from cardiovascular deaths and respiratory illnesses, to altered transmission of infectious diseases. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject CLIMATE INFORMATION SERVICES en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS en
dc.title Climate information services, integrated knowledge systems and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 1(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Sustainable Earth en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10590 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9586 en
dc.bibliographictitle Machingura, F., Nyamwanza, A.M., Hulme, D. & Stewart, E. (2018) Climate information services, integrated knowledge systems and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. <i>Sustainable Earth</i>. 1(1):Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Machingura, F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Nyamwanza, A.M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hulme, D. en
dc.contributor.author4 Stewart, E. en


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