How much unnoticed merit is there in climate services?

Adriaan Perrels (Corresponding Author), Thanh-Tâm Le, Eric Hoa, Peter Stegmaier

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Abstract

The European Union and a growing number of its Member States have become active in promoting and funding the development and to some extent deployment of climate services. Despite significant progress in the creation of large high-quality open access repositories of basic climate data and despite the growing number of pilot projects with more tailored co-designed climate services for various sectors, no real breakthrough in the uptake of climate services has been witnessed. Two Horizon 2020 funded projects, EU-MACS and MARCO, assessed what the obstacles to uptake were, how these could be alleviated, and what the prospects for market development are. This article discusses main outcomes from these projects, built around the understanding that climate services are best to be typecast as ‘merit goods’. Special attention is dedicated
to variations in definitions of ‘climate service’ and ‘climate services market’, as well as to the effects of uncertainties on uptake of climate services and related market development. Other articles in the same special issue provide more in-depth insights regarding several subjects.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClimate Services
Publication statusSubmitted - 2019

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Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Climate change risk
  • Climate service
  • Market development
  • Market observatory
  • Merit good

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Perrels, A., Le, T-T., Hoa, E., & Stegmaier, P. (2019). How much unnoticed merit is there in climate services?. Manuscript submitted for publication
Perrels, Adriaan ; Le, Thanh-Tâm ; Hoa, Eric ; Stegmaier, Peter . / How much unnoticed merit is there in climate services?. In: Climate Services. 2019.
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