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Climate Services: A Private-Sector Perspective

This is the seventh of ten interviews with climate and development experts conducted at the International Conference on Climate Services, held at Columbia University last October. We will be posting a new video every Tuesday and Friday morning.

Jean-Cristophe Amado is a risk manager at Acclimatise North America. He says climate services can’t just be about providing data; they need to focus on building trust with user communities. In order to engage private-sector users, for example, Amado says the issues need to be framed in terms of business risks and not climate risks. This will require an understanding of what the business case is for them to change their practices, and translating that into a risk assessment.

Learn more on the ICCS website and the Climate Services Partnership.

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Burton Energy Group
11 years ago

I read a report that 4 million wind catchers could provide half of the earths needed power for residential and commercial uses. Hard to believe this is not getting more coverage in mainstream media. They did mention it would have potential impact on weather patterns…