Media Advisory - Launch of Hydromet Alliance by 12 international organizations

Media Advisory - Launch of Hydromet Alliance by 12 international organizations

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10 December 2019

Twelve international organizations providing assistance to developing countries come together at the UN Climate Change Conference today to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development. 

The members of the Alliance have committed collectively to ramp up action to help developing countries deliver high-quality weather forecasts, early warning systems and hydrological and climate services. Known in short as “hydromet” services, these underpin resilient development by protecting lives, property and livelihoods.

The founding members of the Alliance for Hydromet Development are the Adaptation Fund, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Global Environment Facility, Green Climate Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, World Food Programme and World Meteorological Organization.

Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General, and Laura Tuck, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development are hosting a high-level signing event by the heads of the 12 organizations today 10 December at 1800, MDB Pavilion, Hall 8, at COP25 in Madrid.

Media are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact: WMO Media Officer Clare Nullis. Email cnullis@wmo.int and phone +41 79 709 13 97

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