A calendar of international conferences, workshops, seminars, and all kinds of event related to Climateurope activities and topics: Climate Services, Climate Observation, and Earth-System modeling
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The financial sector is aware of the potential impact of climate change on their products and customers. For example, risk profiles of their products may change due to changes in extreme rainfall, storms, flooding, etc. At the same time the sector’s climate data needs are diverse, with insurance companies, lenders, and asset managers and owners having varying climate data and information needs.
In this webinar, we have invited speakers from the financial, advisory and research sectors to share how parts of the financial services sector are managing climate risks, and ways that financial services firms can interact and engage with climate change research:
- Rabobank: Bouke de Vries, Lead Rabobank Climate Program
- EU-MACS project: Robin Hamaker-Taylor, financial services consultant, Acclimatise
- Climinvest project: Sophie de Jonckheere, Cicero, project manager Climinvest
After the presentations there will be ample time for discussion to share experiences among the participants.
This webinar is the first webinar in a series, organised by SINCERE and ClimateEurope. SINCERE is a European initiative that aims to strengthen international climate change research and innovation collaboration by webinars and other outreach.
Bouke de Vries is Advisor to the Board on Public Affairs and leads Rabobank’s Climate program. Currently he also chairs the Green and Sustainable Finance Working Group of the European Association of Cooperative Banks in Brussels
Robin Hamaker-Taylor is a financial services specialist with Acclimatise, an adaptation and resilience advisory firm. Robin manages Acclimatise’s engagements with global financial institutions and corporates, supporting them to assess physical climate risks and opportunities. In the EU-MACS-project she investigated climate data and information needs of the finance sector, including commercial banks, investors, rating agencies, and reinsurers.
Sophie Dejonckheere is a Senior Advisor in Climate Finance at CICERO where she leads the ClimINVEST project that focuses on bringing transparency to physical climate risk assessments and writes second opinions for green bond frameworks.
Climate change and its potential impact are difficult to communicate: it seems far away in time and space and the influence a single person has seems nihil. Besides, alarmistic messages tend to paralyze instead of resulting in actions. So how could we improve a safe landing of the climate change message to policymakers and decision makers, so they can base their decisions on the right information? Making use of visualizations can be highly effective. However, a wrong use of visualization, such as using again and again a starving polar bear, can be counterproductive. In this webinar 2 experts will show examples on the use of visualization in short presentations (each 15 min.) and we will discuss do’s and don’ts in visualization of climate information, good examples of visualization, etc.
• Bernadet Overbeek, advisor weather and climate of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) will give examples of visualization of climate information in the Netherlands: among others examples of regional translations of the Dutch climate scenarios visualized with graphs and maps, an example of ‘Future Weather’, an event with extreme precipitation translated to a 2 degrees warmer climate and the use of storylines with users of climate information that tell their personal story with illustrations.
• Isadora Jimenez, communication specialist at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will give examples of visualizations of climate information for climate services. She works especially on climate services related to solar and wind energy and on climate services for the agricultural sector and the water management sector. She will also present the development of a portal in the Copernicus Climate Change Service for journalists in search for images and data to build their climate change stories.
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On-line training, 25 May – 20 June 2020
The MED-GOLD Living Lab is dedicated to early career scientists and professionals in the areas of climate science, agriculture, economy, social sciences and communication.
The Living Lab will be on-line for four weeks, from May 25 to June 20, with weekly interactive webinars by speakers across different disciplines and on-line working groups with multidisciplinary teams, supported by scientists from the MED-GOLD experts as mentors.
Participants will be challenged by real users of climate information to develop prototype climate services for the agri-food sector, building on the knowledge and skills shared during the event.
Early career scientists and professionals with a wide range of individual profiles are encouraged to apply and join the multidisiplinary teams: climate scientists, agronomists, software developers (R, Python), economists, social scientists, communication and visual communication experts.
Participants will learn about concepts and methodologies used to develop climate services as well as become become familiar with climate data and tools made available through the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS).
The program of activities is available here .
The official language of the school will be English.
More information about the event and the on-line application form can be found here.
Interaction with users has become important for the development of climate services and for the dissemination of results of many projects on climate change and climate adaptation. Besides face-to-face meetings there is also a lot of attention for user interface platforms (UIPs). However, almost all projects develop their own website for this. During this webinar 2 speakers tell what was the idea behind the set-up of their UIP, what were the challenges and whether they have the idea that they reached the users well. After the presentations we will discuss what we can learn from experiences form different projects on the interaction with users via these UIPs.
- Juan José Sáenz de la Torre: works as science communicator at Predictia Intelligent Data Solutions. For the PRIMAVERA-project, Predictia helped design and implement a User Interface Platform (uip.primavera-h2020.eu/) where a large range of results from the project are shown.
- Hasse Goosen: is director of Climate Adaptation Services (CAS). CAS developed the Dutch website on spatial adaptation (www.ruimtelijkeadaptatie.nl), which gives an overview of a large range of activities and tools for climate adaptation among others the Dutch Climate Impact Atlas. He was also involved in, among others, the development of the C3S Sectoral Information System on water SWICCA.
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