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Handbook of Climate Services

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Daniela Jacob

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Principles, Philisophy and Applications of Climate Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Saleem Khan, M. Sabuj Kumar, R. Sudhir Chella, B. Devdyuti
      Pages 11-31
    3. Steffen Bender, Jörg Cortekar, Markus Groth, Kevin Sieck
      Pages 67-83
    4. Karianne de Bruin, Romain Hubert, Julie Evain, Christa Clapp, Miriam Stackpole Dahl, Jaclyn Bolt et al.
      Pages 135-156
    5. Åshild Lappegard Hauge, Cecilie Flyen, Christoffer Venås, Anne Kokkonen, Carlo Aall
      Pages 157-181
    6. Maida Zahid, Juliane El Zohbi, Elisabeth Viktor, Diana Rechid, Susanne Schuck-Zöller, Elke Keup-Thiel et al.
      Pages 183-201
    7. Hannah Helmke, Hans-Peter Hafner, Fabian Gebert, Ari Pankiewicz
      Pages 223-249
  3. Case Studies on Climate Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Roderick Busuttil, Charles Galdies, Joseph Cacciottolo, Charles Yousif
      Pages 253-277
    3. Ademola Oluborode Jegede, Michael Addaney, Untalimile Crystal Mokoena
      Pages 279-294
    4. Andrea Rossa, Moritz Flubacher, Lizet Cristobal, Hugo Ramos, Filippo Lechthaler
      Pages 327-351

About this book


This book explores climate services, including projections, descriptive information, analyses, assessments, and an overview of current trends.  

Due to the pressures now being put on the world’s climate, it is vital to gather and share reliable climate observation and projection data, which may be tailored for use by different groups. In other words, it is essential to offer climate services. But despite the growth in the use of these services, there are very few specialist publications on this topic. This book addresses that need.

Apart from presenting studies and the results of research projects, the book also offers an overview of the wide range of means available for providing and using climate services. In addition, it features case studies that provide illustrative and inspiring examples of how climate services can be optimally deployed.


Climate Change Climate Services Adaptation Management Policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Daniela Jacob
    • 2
  1. 1.FTZ-ALSHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS)HamburgGermany

About the editors

Walter Leal Filho (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DL, DLitt) is a Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Chair of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is the initiator of the Word Sustainable Development Symposia (WSSD-U) series, and chairs the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. Professor Leal Filho has written, co-written, edited or co-edited more than 400 publications, including books, book chapters and papers in refereed journals.

Climate scientist Prof. Dr. Daniela Jacob is Head of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability. She holds a PhD in meteorology, was Lead Author of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report “Global Warming of 1.5 °C”. Her research interests focus on regional climate modelling, the hydrological cycle, and adaption to climate change. She is member of the European Commission’s Mission Board on “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation”.

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