The Communicating Climate Risk Toolkit (bit.ly/CommunicatingClimateRisk) was introduced by Martine J. Barons and Jo Lindsay Walton at the COP26 in Glasgow during the ‘Communicating climate risk: what do you need? And some tips from experts…’ session of the COP26 Universities Network. The live panel & discussion took place in the Science Pavilion and was streamed on YouTube. Watch the event video here:
Communicating Climate Risk: A Toolkit was written by Jo Lindsay Walton and Polina Levontin, with additional contributions from Martine J. Barons, Mark Workman, Erik Mackie, and Jana Kleineberg.
The Toolkit seeks to narrow the gap between climate science and climate action, by providing insights, recommendations, and practical tools to support dialogue between scientists, decision-makers, and many diverse communities. The Toolkit also endeavours to identify open problems and pose questions for further study and debate. Topics covered include varying conceptions of uncertainty and risk, best practice in visualising uncertainty data, case studies on tipping points and model uncertainty. Based on close collaboration across decision science, climate risk modelling, statistics, the environmental humanities, and science communication, the Toolkit seeks to drive a step change in achieving holistic, joined-up, and participatory climate action, equal to the scale of the task of the decade ahead.