Article: Innovate to put climate know-how into practice – experts

Knowledge is now plentiful on how to adapt to climate change and build resilience to its impacts, but putting that expertise into practice remains a problem around the world, climate and security experts say.

“We’re at a point where we’ve run through the theory and have to start doing practical stuff,” said Nick Mabey, the chief executive of E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), an international non-profit organisation that works on accelerating transitions to sustainable development.

Applying knowledge in real contexts will require everything from finding ways to work with corrupt or exploitative governments, to using game theory to help bureaucrats get hands-on experience in making effective decisions, Mabey and other experts said at a London roundtable meeting on climate security issues.

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