World Meteorological Congress to set future direction, priorities and budget

World Meteorological Congress to set future direction, priorities and budget

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13 May 2011

A proposed Global Framework for Climate Services designed to help countries especially the most vulnerable cope with climate variability and climate change is one of the priorities which will be discussed at the Sixteenth World Meteorological Congress which is held every four years to decide the Organizations future directions.

Other key discussion items include: strengthening the WMOs disaster risk reduction program in the context of increased likelihood and impact of extreme weather, climate and water-related hazards and events in a warming world with a growing population; implementing integrated and improved observation and information systems to maximize the returns on investment on surface and space infrastructure in recent years; reinforcing the aeronautical meteorology programme in view of its importance to air traffic and the need for quality assurance of these services; and capacity building programmes in developing countries to help them fully participate in WMO activities and benefit from them.

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