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Horton et al. 2016

Horton, R., S. Martin, M. De Mel, R. Bartlett, W. Solecki, and C. Rosenzweig, 2016: The ADVANCE Approach: Co-generating and integrating climate risk information to build resilience for conservation, development, and disaster risk reduction. Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research.

No region on Earth has been untouched by climate change and its cascading impacts. Rapid and profound change presents major challenges to the field of biodiversity conservation, which has historically designed its activities for robustness under an assumed stationary climate. Species and their habitats not only suffer from the direct impacts of climate change, but also from indirect impacts derived from how people respond to climate change as they adapt to maintain and improve their livelihoods. Decisions that affect ecosystems, ranging from where farmers plant their crops to siting of coastal infrastructure, now require the use of climate risk information to make appropriate choices.

Conventional approaches to improving human well-being (e.g., livelihoods diversification) and conserving ecosystems (e.g., protection and restoration) are increasingly less reliable under a changing climate. Furthermore, conservation, sustainable development, and disaster management activities must be integrated to achieve better outcomes. Practitioners and decision-makers in these fields need new kinds of information and new methods to analyze risk, manage uncertainty, and build resilience to emerging challenges. Yet accessing the most useful information, interpreting it, and applying it to problem-solving remains a large challenge. That's why WWF and CCSR created ADVANCE.

ADVANCE is a partnership between World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) at The Earth Institute. Launched in 2015, ADVANCE facilitates planning and decision-making by providing new ways of generating and integrating climate risk information into conservation, development, and disaster management policy and practice. WWF and CCSR are piloting the ADVANCE Approach in conservation and development activities in Bhutan, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Tanzania, among other countries.

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@misc{ho05700x,
  author={Horton, R. and Martin, S. and De Mel, M. and Bartlett, R. and Solecki, W. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={The ADVANCE Approach: Co-generating and integrating climate risk information to build resilience for conservation, development, and disaster risk reduction},
  year={2016},
  publisher={Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research},
}

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