Åsa Gerger Swartling
Adopting a user-oriented approach to make climate information more accessible across Europe
Stockholm Environment Institute
Number of pages
This brief presents key findings from the ClimVis Europe project. The authors argue that climate information must be presented in more effective ways to reduce climate risks and to support adaptation. The findings of the ClimVis Europe project show that users of weather and climate data need climate information that is easy to access, offered in their own language, and designed to help them make connections between real-time weather events and long-term climate developments.
At present, users in Europe are aware of only a few (if any) relevant, available tools that provide them with the insights they seek about current, future and long-term meteorological trends. However, efforts to boost awareness of available tools, while important, will not be enough to meet user demands. The authors interpret the results as a call to action to enhance related communication that is fundamental to the need to reduce climate risks and support adaptation.