Transforming information into climate action

14th January 2014

Eldis Climate Change Editor Fatema Rajabali recently participated in an IDS/REEEP side event at the Warsaw climate conference (COP 19) titled Transforming information into knowledge and climate action. Fatema and the rest of the panel discussed how knowledge brokers like Eldis are working to address information challenges facing climate and development professionals - with a focus on four key challenges:

  • Understanding user needs, so that information resources hit the spot.
  • Signposting the right platforms, so users don’t waste time getting lost.
  • Connecting climate websites up, so data is shared effectively.
  • Learning from each other, so new information initiatives don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

The side event was sponsored by CDKN whose knowledge management strategy advisor chaired the panel and has written this blog reflecting on the discussion:

Lost at sea? Climate knowledge brokers throw a lifeline in Warsaw

IISD reporting services also produced this video summary of the session.

IISD Video: Warsaw Climate Conference Side Events: Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group from IISD Reporting Services on Vimeo.

You can catch up on our extensive coverage of events at COP 19 via this Storify