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In cold climates, long term climate records for snow and ice are essential inputs for engineering infrastructure design, to ensure timely, safe land and water transportation of goods and people, for the management and protection of ecosystems, for tourism and recreational activities, to mitigate risks of natural hazards, and to protect human health and well-being.
The Internal Oversight Office (IOO) provides an independent, objective verification of financial, administrative and operational activities of WMO. It uses a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effective, efficient and economical use of all resources.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2015, serves as the centrepiece for national and international policymaking over the next 15 years. It sets out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the WMO community can contribute to at the national and international levels. WMO is the co-custodian of SDG 13 on Climate Action.
Climate change is an increasingly recognized global threat. But what risks does it pose exactly? And how will climate change and its impacts affect sustainable development? The complexity of the global climate system often contributes to significant gaps between scientific and policy-oriented understandings of how climate change-related risks cascade through environmental, social and economic systems.
The free and unrestricted exchange of observational data from all parts of the world and of other data products among all WMO Members must be updated and strengthened to accommodate the explosive growth in the demand for weather, climate and water monitoring and prediction data to support essential services needed by all sectors of society, as they face issues such as climate change, increasing frequency and impact of extreme weather, and implications for food security .
Over the last years, WMO, in cooperation with various partners, has been developing a new approach for greater engagement between the public, private and academic sectors operating in the global weather enterprise. In 2018 and 2019 – at the 70 th Session of its Executive Council and the 18 th Session of the World Meteorological Congress – WMO refined guidance and policies to encourage and enable Members to pursue mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement with all sectors and stakeholders in order to enhance weather, climate and water services for business, individuals and society as a...
A foremost objective in implementing the WMO PPE is to ensure that all stakeholders of the weather, climate and water enterprise are involved in and contribute to high-quality information and services. To this end, the following elements are identified as the key implementing mechanisms.
The El Niño/Southern Oscillation has a major influence on climate patterns in various parts of the world. This naturally occurring phenomenon involves fluctuating ocean temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific, coupled with changes in the atmosphere. Scientific progress on the understanding and modelling of this phenomenon has improved prediction skills to within a range of one to nine months in advance, giving society the opportunity to prepare for associated hazards such as heavy rains, floods and drought.