Managing expectations: Articulating expertise in climate services for agriculture in Belize

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Abstract

A range of institutions and individuals are engaging in the provision, translation, and application of scientific climate information, with the aim of supporting agricultural decision-making in the context of climate variability and change. This article contributes to understanding political and ethical dimensions of climate services by focusing on how expertise is articulated by those who deliver anticipatory information to potential users. The article draws on interviews and observations with forecasters, advisors, and decision-makers in Belize—a low-lying, coastal country recognised to be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. I show how emerging debates over who and what is left out of climate services are not only about the use and usability of climate knowledge, but about how individuals and institutions are positioned in relation to each other and to uncertain futures in Belize and elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-59
Number of pages17
JournalClimatic Change
Volume157
Issue number1
Early online date4 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

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