Climate information at various time scales, and projections of future climate at regional, national and local scales, form the essential knowledge base for adaptation and disaster risk management, WMO informed a subsidiary body of the UN Climate Change Conference which is currently underway (6-17 June 2011) in Bonn, Germany.
“National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of WMO Member countries play a crucial role in this delivery mechanism,” said Mannava Sivakumar, Director of the WMO Climate Prediction Branch and Climate and Water Department, in a statement to the conference Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice.
The Global Framework for Climate Services, endorsed at the World Meteorological Congress that ended on 3 June, will serve as the basis for WMO to contribute growing convergence on vulnerability assessments, national adaption plans, policy environments, knowledge-sharing arrangements and tools for risk reduction, risk transfer and risk sharing.
WMO held a side event on 8 June on Climate Services for Adaptation. The event was organized in partnership with the WMO co-sponsored Global Climate Observing System, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Deutscher Wetterdienst.
WMO is also participating in side events organized by the UN Framework on Climate Change Conference and the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization.
For more about WMO at the UN Climate Change Conference, Bonn, June 2011