Climate Information for Decision Making

Climate Information for Decision Making

9 November 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 EET (UTC/GMT+2)
COP27 - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


Anthropogenic climate change brings significant challenges and risks that affect almost all aspects of life on Earth. This is particularly true for urban areas and communities in the Global South. This session explores the key priorities and requirements for improving the quality and the usefulness of regional to local scale climate information for decision-making, adaptation planning, mitigation monitoring, reporting and verification. It links to the planned IPCC Special Report on Cities and Climate Change.



Facilitator: Mike Sparrow, WMO


  • Detlef Stammer (virtual)​
  • Helen Cleugh (virtual)

1. “Characterization of Societal Needs”

  • Bruce Hewitson – “Bringing society into the science,” virtual
  • Regina Rodrigues – “Inverting the construction on climate information for local-to-regional climate risk,” virtual
  • Questions

2. “Methods for Observing and Modelling Change”

  • Christian Jakob – “Observing and Modelling the climate for a net-zero emissions future,” virtual
  • Daniela Jacob – "Regional climate change information for risk assessments and adaptation action", virtual
  • Questions

3. “Impacts and Attribution”

  • Gabi Hegerl – Attribution and prediction: mean temperatures and extreme heat, virtual
  • Wendy Broadgate – “Earth Commission: Safe and just Earth system boundaries for a stable and resilient planet,” in person
  • June-Yi Lee – “Advances in developing physical climate information for decision making in the AR6 WGI,” in person
  • Sonia Seneviratne –“Past and projected changes in weather and climate extremes” virtual
  • Questions