World Meteorological Congress sets priorities for next four years - New tools to cope with climate change impacts top the agenda

World Meteorological Congress sets priorities for next four years - New tools to cope with climate change impacts top the agenda

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3 June 2011

The World Meteorological Congress today endorsed an ambitious global initiative that will help all communities, and in particular the most vulnerable, cope with the impact of climate change, reduce the risk of natural disasters and safeguard food production, water supplies and health.

The Global Framework for Climate Services will boost the availability of climate information needed by policy-makers and people to plan ahead and to take decisions that are sustainable in a changing climate. It will be a global undertaking involving a wide array of stakeholders.

Congress decided that the Global Framework will be one of the top five priorities of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the next four years. The others are: enhanced contribution to disaster risk reduction; improved observation and information systems; and to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to share in scientific advances and their applications; and more efficient meteorological services for the aviation sector.

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