Shaping future climate change adaptation-related indicators
A new Sniffer report looks at the gaps in our climate change indicators and data sets, and assesses the form and function of adaptation indicators for future policy development.
The report Climate change adaptation-related indicators sets out five parameters to help inform the future development and use of adaptation indicators:
- Agree focus and vision
- Secure and legitimise implementation
- Ensure seamless integration
- Design to provide the information that users need
- Guarantee credibility
This is the conclusion of the project, which was undertaken by the contractors AEA and Heriot Watt University. The report captures the essential elements to develop adaptation indicators:
- relevant research and thinking;
- the current state of play in the UK and worldwide;
- underlying assumptions and issues; and
- the needs of stakeholders and the implications of these for indicator development.
The recommendations are based on the findings of a scoping studies, and from discussions held at a stakeholder workshop.
The overall aim of this project is to help inform the future development and use of adaptation-related indicators. It builds on previous indicator work, including the June 2011 AEA report commissioned by the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) and related recent reports on climate change ‘preparedness’.
The project is aimed primarily at policy makers and aims to help inform the future development and use of adaptation-related indicators in line with future requirements as identified in the CCRAs, adaptation programmes, UKCP09 models and assessed by the ASC.
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