TRANSCRIPT: I’m Guy Brasseur, I’m director of the Climate Service Center in Germany. We had a meeting today about the role of the private sector, and how to really bring the private sector to the table. Corporations, the business world, the corporate world are really important to climate services, and of course it requires, for the long term investment, quite a bit of climate related information – data, model projections, scenarios, and also advice about how to better adapt to climate change, manage future risk, and so on. Now, we have to realize that the private sector has it’s own way of operation, it’s own business model, that it doesn’t necessarily fit the traditional way by which scientific organizations are working. It’s important therefore that climate services recognize the specificity of the needs of the private sector. The private sector is less interested by what’s happening in 200 years or 300 years than it is to know what’s happening in five years or ten years from now. So there is an issue of mismatch in timing. The research needs to really go to shorter time scales – the time scales that are important for the economy. I believe also that what the private sector is expecting – it’s not large projects that last forever, but really answers to very specific questions. And so we have to adapt to that. And that’s one of the major challenges that the Climate Services Partnership will have to do.