A two-year UKCR project has been developing standards for climate services and ways to value and monitor climate services. ‘Climate Services, Standards and Value‘, led by JBA Consulting and including specialists from Climate Sense and Paul Watkiss Associates, will help climate service users and providers of climate services to ensure robust climate change decision making.
The project is coming to a conclusion and a new Climate Services Standard has now been published, co-developed through consultation with a wide range of UK and international stakeholders. It applies to all services developed in the UK, whether they apply in the UK or internationally. It also has relevance to any climate service developed in any country.
Commitment pledge for users
An online dissemination seminar was held on 2 November where project team members gave an overview of the Climate Services Standard, how it can be used, and its benefits to providers and users of climate services. The recording is available here and a ‘Pledge’ has also been created to allow organisations/departments to formally acknowledge their support for this new Climate Services Standard. You can sign the Pledge here.
The project team are currently finalising a methodology for valuing climate services, including case studies to demonstrate these approaches, and which will be published in early 2023.