Adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management are gradually entering the political agendas at different levels, fostering development of early climate services which need to be further settled to reach their full market potential. Many of these services may lead to successful, but incremental improvements of local resilience through supporting the creation of adaptation management. At the same time, we have to recognize that climate change is just one of many challenges to decision-makers many of which will lead to major transformations of the way we live, work and move around.
INNOVA explicitly wants to consider climate services innovations for transformational adaptation in addition to incremental adaptation. In this way, the impacts of the project will be more far-reaching. This includes social innovations next to technological innovations.
INNOVA augments its impacts by connecting the private, public and knowledge communities in the development of innovative climate services as climate change adaptation and disaster risk responses. We aim at co-developing advanced climate service that delineate the production, transfer, communication needs for the use of reliable climate information in order to enhance the capacity of decision-makers to deal with climate uncertainties knowledge.INNOVA website