The Climate Dictionary produced by United Nations Development Programme in August 2023 is provides an everyday guide to understanding climate change. It seeks to bridge the gap between complex scientific jargon and the general public, making climate concepts accessible and relatable to individuals from various backgrounds and levels of expertise.
The concept was driven by the belief that empowering people with knowledge is crucial in fostering action and collective responsibility towards addressing climate change. By utilizing a combination of compelling visuals, concise explanations, and storytelling, “The Climate Dictionary” communicates complex climate concepts in a user-friendly and visually captivating manner.
The 92 page document features a series of climate-related terms or phenomena. The content was crafted to cater to diverse audiences, catering to both the scientifically inclined and those with limited prior knowledge of the subject.