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Publish Date: 23 March 2020
The Volta River Basin covers a region of about 400 000 km2 with a population of approximately 29 million. The Volta Basin runs through the semi-arid to sub-humid areas of six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. The Basin is highly vulnerable to meteorological and hydrological events. Baseline socio-economic issues in the region are today exacerbated by considerable changes in the climate over recent decades – a reduction in precipitation and temperature increase.
Publish Date: 27 March 2020
WMO has just issued its twice-yearly Bulletin, with a focus on Climate and Wate r in accordance with the theme of World Meteorological Day and World Water Day. The Bulletin introduces WMO’s 70 th anniversary, although official commemorative activities have been scaled back because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Publish Date: 25 March 2020
The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) conducted online outreach activities this year to celebrate World Meteorological Day 2020. It includes a message from WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas and CMA Administrator Ms. LIU Yaming. You can find many other interesting outreach materials, including the online video of CMA's new meteorological exhibition hall and other colorful on-line commemorative activities.
Publish Date: 23 March 2020
To amplify the messages around climate change and water, both World Water Day and World Meteorological Day in 2020 focus on climate change and water and aim to inspire people around the world to take action. In order to inform and engage people, World Meteorological Day and World Water Day will highlight how water can help fight climate change.
Publish Date: 22 March 2020
Water and climate are inextricably linked. We feel the effects of climate change mostly through water: more floods, more droughts, and more pollution. At the same time, we can tackle climate change through water, according to a joint message issued by Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas for World Water Day and World Meteorological Day.
Publish Date: 11 March 2020
The year 2020 will be pivotal for climate action if the world is to control ever worsening impacts and indicators of climate change before it is too late, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as he launched WMO’s Statement on the State of the Global Climate.
Publish Date: 5 March 2020
The past winter was by far the warmest on record for Europe, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service/ECMWF. It was the second warmest February, both globally and for Europe, in its record.