Archived Webinar

Getting Comfortable with Climate Data: Using the WBG’s Climate Change Knowledge Portal to support Climate and Disaster Risk Screening efforts

The Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) is an online platform which provides the World Bank Group (WBG), its operational teams, and the broader global development community with a comprehensive suite of climate and climate change tools and resources that are both transparent and accessible. Adhering to the best practices and science-driven standards in processing raw climate and model-based projection data into climate information products, CCKP has been designed strategically to enable users to define, understand, and then communicate future climate change scenarios in how they contrast with present day climate. The CCKP provides interactive tools that are tailored for enhanced Climate and Disaster Risk Screening efforts to support project planning, and to inform adaptation actions.

Objective: In this webinar, we will build a foundational understanding of ‘climate data’, how to interpret data presentations and how to approach climate data, climate projections, Climate and Disaster Risk Screening efforts, and climate change assessments. Participants will be guided through the CCKP to gain comfortability of interacting with CCKP data, tools, and visualizations.

About the Presenters

Véronique Morin, PhD, Senior Climate Change Specialist, The World Bank

Véronique is a Senior Climate Change Specialist in the Climate Change Group of the World Bank. She leads the adaptation work stream which supports the mainstreaming of climate change into World Bank operations. She is the Task Team Leader for the Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP), an online data platform which provides the World Bank Group (WBG), its operational teams, and the broader global development community with a comprehensive suite of climate and climate change tools and resources that are both transparent and accessible. Prior to joining the Bank, Véronique worked at the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment Facility (GEF), providing operational and strategic support to the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund, as well as engaging with the GEF and UNFCCC on the climate change adaptation agenda. With a background in Coastal Engineering, Véronique completed a PhD in Disaster Risk Management from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, where she investigated the vulnerability, impacts and coping mechanisms of informal settlers to a major typhoon and storm surge disaster in Metro Manila. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications and was a Contributing Author for the “Small Islands” chapter in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

MacKenzie Dove, PhD, Climate Scientist (Consultant), The World Bank

MacKenzie Dove is the Senior Climate Change Consultant for the Climate Change Knowledge Portal, within the World Bank Group’s Climate Change Group. She is an expert in climate risk analysis and focuses on the translation of global climate model outputs into useable risk tools and information products. She has worked with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (US), the National Center for Atmospheric Science – Climate Directorate (UK), the World Meteorological Organization, and the World Health Organization’s Joint Office for Climate and Health. She brings extensive operational experience in working with National Hydro-Meteorological Services and regional climate centers, primarily across sub-Saharan Africa, in support of expanded development and delivery of climate information services. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change, specifically increasing heat conditions, to specialty agriculture commodity markets and health systems. She holds a PhD in Economics and Climate Risk from the University of Reading (England) and a MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow (Scotland).

Viviane Clement, Climate Change Specialist, The World Bank

Viviane works as the Climate Change Specialist with the Climate Change Group of the World Bank, where she focuses on issues related to climate adaptation and resilience. She works on several initiatives on climate change adaptation mainstreaming, including advising World Bank project team on climate and disaster risk screening, and supports country clients to integrate climate risk considerations in national development planning processes. Prior to this, Viviane has worked on projects and research related to climate change adaptation, integrated ecosystem management, and agricultural and rural development in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Target Audience

Participants of the Climate and Disaster Risk Screening e-course (Climate Change Stakeholders, Policy Makers, Researchers, Scholars, Government and Private sector, Data Scientists, Civil Society, NGOs)

Questions Submitted

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Nov 2, 2021
Interesting.

Mohammad Nadir

- Oct 11, 2021
Excellent!

Sumanth

- Oct 6, 2021
Interesting webinar on climate data usage

Mahaman Mourtala

- Sep 24, 2021
Interesting webinar!

EBRAHIM

- Aug 19, 2021
Great

Abubakar

- Jul 26, 2021
I am ready to join the discussion

MOHAMMAD

- Jun 20, 2021
Great!

Anvar

- May 28, 2021
Interesting!

jose luis

- May 20, 2021
CCKP ha sido diseñado estratégicamente para permitir a los usuarios definir, comprender y luego comunicar escenarios futuros de cambio climático en la forma en que contrastan con clima actual
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