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Making climate information useable for forest-based climate change interventions in South Africa

Ofoegbu, Chidiebere and Speranza, Chinwe Ifejika (2021). Making climate information useable for forest-based climate change interventions in South Africa. Environmental Sociology. 7 , 279-293
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Understanding knowledge systems, that is the combination of agents, practices, and institutions that organize the production, transfer, and use of knowledge and their role in making climate information useable for forest-based climate responses, is critical for building resilience to climate change. This study used the concept of a knowledge system to examine how organizational collaboration, in the processes of forecast translation, influences the production of useable information in forest-based climate change interventions in South Africa. Twenty-two key informant interviews were conducted with actors in the fields of climate change and forestry. Results reveal that carbon sequestration and landscape management are the dominant forest-based climate interventions. Consequently, the information translated from the forecasts is tailored towards facilitating the implementation of these two interventions. Network analysis reveals that actors in the categories of small-scale forest companies and community-based enterprises are less integrated into the process of information production. A concerted effort towards the meaningful integration of all categories of actors in the process of information production, as well as the production of information that encourages the implementation of other types of forest-based climate change interventions such as forest bioenergy, is thus recommended.

Authors/Creators:Ofoegbu, Chidiebere and Speranza, Chinwe Ifejika
Title:Making climate information useable for forest-based climate change interventions in South Africa
Series Name/Journal:Environmental Sociology
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:7
Page range:279-293
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
ISSN:2325-1042
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
Keywords:Climate services, forecasts, knowledge system, network, adaptation, south africa
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111905
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-111905
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DOI10.1080/23251042.2021.1904534
Web of Science (WoS)000636381200001
ID Code:25632
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Swedish Species Information Centre
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:11 Oct 2021 10:55
Metadata Last Modified:11 Oct 2021 11:45

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