The Climate Dictionary
is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
aimed at providing people worldwide (*) with a simplified guide to
understand climate change. The Dictionary
(first published Aug 2023) seeks to bridge the gap between complex
scientific jargon such as present in the IPCC publications and the
general public. It selects several dozen important climate concepts that
are currently actively discussed worldwide with the aim to make them
more accessible and relatable to
individuals from various backgrounds and levels of expertise. The
content is crafted to cater to diverse audiences,
catering to both the scientifically inclined and those with limited
prior knowledge of the subject.
A selection of Climate Risk related terms that are documented in the Open Risk Manual are already integrating the Climate Dictionary content with a focus on Risk Management and Sustainable Finance implications. As an additional resource, the Climate Dictionary Quiz accessible here at the Open Risk Academy is based on the Climate Dictionary and provides an educational tool to enable deeper understanding of the essential terminology.
The quiz consists of circa 65 questions of multiple choice type. The objective is to enable anybody interested in climate change to benchmark their knowledge of these key terms.
(*) Currently in English
Image: Temperature anomaly (deviation from long-term average) as reported by NASA for July 2023