Project Stakeholders in climate science: beyond lip service?

Project Members:


Stake­hold­ers in cli­mate sci­ence: beyond lip service?

As part of an ongo­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion, the team of

Nicole L. Klenk, Katie Mee­han, San­dra Lee Pinel, Fabian Mendez, Pablo Tor­res Lima, and Daniel M. Kam­men 

have pro­duced a paper that appeared in Sci­ence on Novem­ber 13, 2015.  You can down­load the:

Sum­mary here for free (open access, by spe­cial permission),

Reprint here for free (open access, by spe­cial permission),

and the

Full text here for free (open access, by spe­cial permission).

For this we thank the AAAS and Sci­ence Magazine.

A key part of this project is to col­lect infor­ma­tion and to build a com­mu­nity of prac­ti­tioner groups that at share their expe­ri­ences and needs in access­ing, using , and find­ing sup­port in inte­grat­ing cli­mate infor­ma­tion in their operations.

We ask you to read the paper and review the table below of exam­ple groups, and to con­sider both shar­ing this with groups who you know who have lessons to share, and for those who can upload their infor­ma­tion and to down­load the infor­ma­tion on what these groups are doing.

We will update the table of groups reg­u­larly as more orga­ni­za­tions share their data.  You can view and down­load that data below.

We also invite you feed­back on other infor­ma­tion you would like to have col­lected and shared in the process.





Stake­hold­ers List+ Add Your Network
To enter your orga­ni­za­tion in our Stake­hold­ers in Sci­ence data­base please fill out the form below or on a sep­a­rate page.

You can also down­load the spread­sheet here.



Nicole L. Klenk, Katie Mee­han, San­dra Lee Pinel, Fabian Mendez, Pablo Tor­res Limaand Daniel M. Kammen


Nicole Klenk’s research exam­ines the role of (envi­ron­men­tal) sci­ence in soci­ety, the science-​​policy inter­face, the pol­i­tics of knowl­edge co-​​production, mobi­liza­tion and appli­ca­tion, and new modes of envi­ron­men­tal gov­er­nance. Her research is mostly sit­u­ated in the inter­pre­tive social sci­ences and her the­o­ret­i­cal ori­en­ta­tion is inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, draw­ing from sci­ence stud­ies, post-​​structuralist polit­i­cal the­ory, and prag­ma­tism.  Her areas of focus are forestry, bio­di­ver­sity con­ser­va­tion and cli­mate change adaptation.

Email: nicole.​klenk@​utoronto.​ca


Fabian Mendez, physi­cian and PhD in Epi­demi­ol­ogy, is full time pro­fes­sor and head of the School of Pub­lic Health at the Uni­ver­si­dad del Valle in Cali, Colom­bia. His research inter­ests focus in the com­plex rela­tion­ships between envi­ron­ment and health with inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approaches. He has devel­oped research in dif­fer­ent top­ics from vec­tor borne dis­eases to health effects of envi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tants, and right now devel­ops a project to eval­u­ate health vul­ner­a­bil­ity to cli­mate change with a water­shed approach in an area of Colombia.

Email: fmendez@​grupogesp.​org


Katie Mee­han is assis­tant pro­fes­sor of Geog­ra­phy and co-​​director of the Sci­ence, Envi­ron­ment, and Soci­ety Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon. Her research and teach­ing inter­ests focus on water gov­er­nance, urban­iza­tion, the science-​​policy inter­face, and cli­mate change adap­ta­tion. Recent work, sup­ported by a Ful­bright NEXUS grant, exam­ines the spa­tial gov­er­nance chal­lenges asso­ci­ated with insti­tu­tion­al­iz­ing local knowl­edge and non-​​networked water sup­ply tech­nolo­gies in Mex­ico City

Email: meehan@​uoregon.​edu


San­dra Lee Pinel is a cer­ti­fied com­mu­nity and regional plan­ner (AICP) and SFAA mem­ber since 1988. PhD in Urban and Regional Plan­ning with minors in Anthro­pol­ogy and Latin Amer­i­can Stud­ies. Research on co-​​management and col­lab­o­ra­tive plan­ning with local and indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties and gov­ern­ment agen­cies. Assis­tant pro­fes­sor of sus­tain­able com­mu­nity and regional plan­ning at the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion Social Sci­ences, U Idaho. Area focus includes Pueblo tribes in the South­west, Philip­pines, Peru, and north­ern United States pro­tected areas and com­mu­nity interface.

Email: sleepinel@​gmail.​com


Pablo Tor­res Lima Agron­o­mist spe­cial­ist in the areas of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, social anthro­pol­ogy, regional devel­op­ment, envi­ron­men­tal design, agroe­col­ogy, farm­ing sys­tems and social organization.

Email: ptorres@​correo.​xoc.​uam.​mx


This project is sup­ported by the Ful­bright NEXUS Regional Fel­lows Pro­gram, for which Daniel Kam­men is a Co-​​Lead Scholar, and all of the other authors are 2014 — 2016 Fellows.