Step 2: Determine Climate Change Information Needs

We would like to show the spatial extent of the temperature ‘envelope’ for growing root vegetables – the area within the upper and lower temperature thresholds of the crop. We will then show this envelope for different time periods and emissions scenarios in the future and see how it changes.

The results can be used to fulfil three goals:

  1. Raise awareness –start discussions and raise the potential issues for stakeholders involved
  2. Identify climate change impacts – show the potential impact of temperature change to the growing conditions to then inform analysis of adaptation actions and pathways.
  3. Motivate mitigation – illustrate the effect of a low scenario compare to a high scenario, to demonstrate the benefit of emissions reductions at negotiations.