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Empowering Climate Action: The Essential Role of Knowledge Brokering

By 27/03/2024

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focuses on the urgent need for global cooperation and comprehensive strategies to tackle climate change, highlighting the critical role of knowledge brokering in this effort. Knowledge brokers act as vital links between the creators and users of knowledge, facilitating the flow and application of information across a wide spectrum of activities. This process is essential for integrating various types of knowledge, including scientific research, practical experience, and traditional insights from indigenous communities, to support informed decision-making and effective climate action.

In response to the complex and pressing nature of the climate crisis, there is a growing emphasis on the role of knowledge brokers not just in disseminating information but in driving innovation and systemic change. This involves creating networks and fostering understanding among diverse stakeholders to ensure the development and implementation of resilient climate solutions.

To find out more about the work the Climate & Development Knowledge Network have been undertaking, please visit their website.