Over the past year, the Global Framework for Climate Services Office, with the support of WMO, has produced a series of videos to promote awareness of how climate services can benefit a diverse range of users.
The seven videos are:
- GFCS: Climate services for climate action (an introduction to climate services and their growing potential over the next decade)
- Climate action in China: Services for disaster risk reduction
- Climate action in Tanzania: Services for food security
- Climate action in the UK: Services for public health
- Climate action in Senegal: Services for fishing communities
- Action climat au Sénégal: Les services pour les communautés de pêcheurs
- Second session of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS-2)
The well-known adage "climate is what you expect and weather is what you get" clarifies the difference between the climate and weather. Climate services prepare users for the weather they will actually experience.
The GFCS, an international initiative with many partners spearheaded by WMO, aims to enable better management of the risks of climate variability and change through the development and incorporation of science-based climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice on the global, regional and national scale.
It provides a permanent interface platform to link climate service providers with the user community, especially in priority sectors like agriculture and food security, health, disaster risk reduction, water resource management and energy.
An estimated 70 countries currently had inadequate or no climate services. The GFCS aims to fast-track services in these vulnerable countries.
The videos are available here.