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Creating usable science: Opportunities and constraints for climate knowledge use and their implications for science policy
Abstract In the past several decades, decision makers in the United States have increasingly called upon publicly funded science to provide “usable” information for policy making, whether in the caseExpand
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Narrowing the climate information usability gap
This Review focuses on how policymakers and others deal with scientific information about the climate, with the aim of understanding how potentially useful information becomes used (or usable) inExpand
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The co-production of science and policy in integrated climate assessments
Abstract This paper examines the use of interactive models of research in the US regional integrated scientific assessments (RISAS), using as a case study the climate assessment of the SouthwestExpand
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Governance for the Environment: Environmental governance and political science
Introduction This chapter reviews the literature on environmental governance using a political science lens to examine how writings on governance have attempted to address some of the most pressingExpand
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Unpacking governance: Building adaptive capacity to climate change of river basins in Brazil
Abstract Governance and institutions are critical determinants of adaptive capacity and resilience. Yet the make-up and relationships between governance components and mechanisms that may or may notExpand
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Actionable Knowledge for Environmental Decision Making: Broadening the Usability of Climate Science
Despite the rapid evolution and growing complexity in models of science-society interaction, the rate and breadth of use of scientific knowledge in environmental decision making, especially relatedExpand
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Climate change: New dimensions in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience
Executive Summary Disaster signifies extreme impacts suffered when hazardous physical events interact with vulnerable social conditions to severely alter the normal functioning of a community or aExpand
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Differentiating capacities as a means to sustainable climate change adaptation
Abstract There are two forms of capacity to adapt to global change: those associated with fundamental human development goals (generic capacity), and those necessary for managing and reducingExpand
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Adaptation and the state: Latin America and the challenge of capacity-building under globalization
Abstract In the managerial discourse of climate change, there are high expectations of nation-state leadership in promoting adaptation. Yet globalization has introduced new challenges for the stateExpand
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The Use of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Policymaking: Lessons from Northeast Brazil
This article examines the use of seasonal climate forecasting in public and private efforts to mitigate the impacts of drought in Ceará, Northeast Brazil. Here, forecasts have been directed towardsExpand
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