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Publish Date: 23 March 2022
Within the next five years, everyone on Earth should be protected by early warning systems against increasingly extreme weather and climate change, according to an ambitious new United Nations target announced today.
Publish Date: 1 November 2021
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is supporting the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26) with scientific information about the state of the climate and greenhouse gas concentrations. During COP26 it...
Publish Date: 22 October 2021
A historic World Meteorological Congress has concluded with landmark resolutions to prioritize water and to dramatically strengthen the world’s weather and climate services through a systematic increase in exchange of observational data and data products.
Publish Date: 20 October 2021
Congress approves sweeping initiatives to strengthen the international exchange of observations and other Earth system data Geneva, 20 October 2021 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Congress has approved three sweeping...
The WMO's Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) fosters international coordination and partnerships between scientific and operational communities with the goal of meeting the cryosphere data and information need of Members and partners, in support of Earth system monitoring, modeling and prediction. GCW operates under the remit of the Infrastructure Commission (INFCOM).
Publish Date: 11 October 2021
The World Meteorological Organization has convened a special session of its Congress in order to strengthen policies to meet the explosive growth in the demand for weather, climate, water, atmospheric and ocean services. This is necessary in view of rapid climate, environmental and demographic change and the increasing frequency and impact of extreme weather.
Publish Date: 30 September 2021
The World Meteorological Organization has signed a long-term agreement with Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) to connect the WMO building to a new environmentally friendly initiative called GENILAC. The agreement...
Publish Date: 25 June 2021
In a milestone decision, the World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council has endorsed a unified policy on the international exchange of Earth system data to help its Members meet the explosive growth in demand for weather, climate and water services as the world grapples with the dual challenges of climate change and the increasing frequency of extreme weather events.
Publish Date: 22 March 2021
The ocean drives the world’s weather and climate and anchors the global economy and food security. Climate change is hitting the ocean hard, but also increasing hazards for hundreds of millions of people.
Publish Date: 18 January 2021
World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Professor Petteri Taalas has been named “European of the Year” by Readers Digest magazine for his role in galvanizing action on climate change.