Climate Services for Managing Disaster Risk

Climate Services for Managing Disaster Risk

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23 May 2013

The need for climate services to reduce disaster risk and promote sustainable development was emphasized by top World Meteorological Organization officials throughout the 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Disaster risk reduction is one of the top priorities of the Global Framework for Climate Services now being implemented by governments with support from WMO and its partners. This global initiative aims to increase and improve climate services to help communities and countries, especially the most vulnerable, adapt to climate variability and change.

WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud emphasized the need for user-friendly climate services at an event organized by the Government of Norway 20 May.

 

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