Climate change presents enormous new challenges for conservation and development. While decision-makers increasingly have access to climate science, determining what information to use and how to apply it can be overwhelming. As a result, climate change adaptation is not moving forward at the pace required. To address this challenge WWF created ADVANCE, a partnership with Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR).
ADVANCE engages stakeholders to first understand the problems they need to solve and then identify the most relevant climate information needed to address those problems. But we don’t stop there. Importantly, ADVANCE continues to work with our partners to ensure proper understanding of the science and how to best use it in decision-making and planning.
By anticipating and planning for the future now, we are working to ensure that the people and places we value are equipped to handle the changes to come.