WMO has welcomed the launch of EUMETSAT’s newest weather satellite as a move which will improve access to world-leading weather, water and climate data from polar orbit.
The second session of the Pan-Arctic Climate Outlook Forum (PARCOF-2) was held virtually on 30 October 2018 to review the climate conditions during the previous summer season, and to provide outlook for the forthcoming winter season.
The World Meteorological Organization has joined the global commitment to reduce deaths due to air pollution by two thirds by 2030. At the World Health Organization’s first ever Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health, WMO pledged to strengthen the quality and availability of pollution observations, enable provision of air quality forecast and advisory services and incorporate health impacts in key scientific assessments on climate and climate change.
The 32nd Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on 9-12 October 2018, has endorsed a USD 7.92 million regional proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) entitled “Integrating Flood and Drought management and early warning for climate change adaptation in the Volta Basin.” The targeted project countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo.