16.09.2015 - 16.09.2015

Knowledge for climate action – a manifesto for change


You are warmly invited to attend a Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) public event with the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group:

Thursday 17th September 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm UK time (GMT+1)
with global livestreaming from 10:30 – 11:30am

ODI Offices, 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 2NJ, United Kingdom

Register for the event here today.

Climate information was once the domain of modellers and scientists. Nowadays, as the world wakes up to the extent to which our lives, jobs and environment will be affected by climate change, everyone is becoming a climate decision-maker in some way.

From government policy-makers and industry chiefs to everyday consumers and voters, information is going to be needed to make the right decisions on how to address climate change. Where will it come from and how will people make sense of the growing ocean of climate information being produced every year? This is where knowledge brokers fit in, bridging the gap between producers and users of information and tailoring it so it is relevant and useable.

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group consists of more than 100 international agencies and programmes providing climate information. At this event, it will launch a ‘Manifesto’ to call for joined-up action to meet the massive climate knowledge challenges ahead – and especially after nations meet in Paris in December to hammer out a new global climate deal. The ‘Manifesto’ will set out seven key principles for how climate knowledge brokers can have greater impact through collaboration and the use of open data. The CKB Group is calling for adoption of these principles – to turn knowledge into action.


Geoff Barnard, Knowledge Management Strategy Advisor, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


Florian Bauer, COO & Director of “Open Knowledge”, REEEP

Vicky Pope, Head of Integration and Growth, Met Office

Roger Street, Director of Adaptation Science, UKCIP

Clare Stott, Co-founder of Gobeshona, Bangladesh

Fatema Rajabali, Climate Change Convenor, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Commentary from Ishbel Matheson, ODI; Martin Hiller, REEEP and Sam Bickersteth, CDKN.


10.00 – 10.30am  Registration, coffee and pastries

10.30 – 11.30am  Panel discussion and global livestream for international audience

  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Presentation of CKB Group and Manifesto
  • Commentators
  • Q&A and discussion

11.30am – 12.00pm  Networking

Register your attendance in person or to watch live-streamed online here.


  • CDKN
  • climate information
  • Climate Knowledge Brokers Group