Knowledge Production, Community Engagement/Development and Global Climate Change

Kola O. Odeku, Edson L. Meyer


A lot of research works have been conducted by scholars and researchers in the areas of global climate change showcasing meaningful and useful findings. However, when it comes to application of the results, very little has been done. Against the backdrop of the shortfall in disseminating and physical application of research findings to solve climate and environmental problems, this paper advocates for a linkage between research conducted and application of the result to solve the problems being encountered by the people. The paper explains that the only way to put the impact of climate change under control either by mitigation or adaptation is to ensure that research results are practicalised and applied to real life situations. This is informed by the fact that a lot of research works have been successfully conducted but the results are put on the shelves and continue to gather dust instead of being demonstrated. The article presents some useful examples of how the results of a few completed research works have been applied to meet the needs of communities and contributed immensely by improving the quality and standard of living of the people.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n7p671

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