This kind of mismatch is found in the field climate change adaptation, and to address it there is a need to design and apply climate services that are driven by and co-produced with users, argue the authors. While science‐based participatory processes have shown the benefits of setting up arenas for joint knowledge production on climate change and adaptation, challenges remain.

The authors presents and discusses findings from an assessment of a participatory climate services process conducted as part of a research programme on climate change adaptation in the Swedish forestry sector. They identify enablers and barriers to successful science‐stakeholder collaboration and put forward recommendations for more stakeholder‐driven, participatory coproduction processes.

The analysis offers insights that could help achieve more informed decision‐making and policy development and ultimately climate action under the Paris Agreement.