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Publish Date: 17 November 2020
South West Indian Ocean countries have launched a new five-year project to improve operational forecasting and multi-hazard early warning systems in a region which is exposed to climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather and has suffered an increase in the frequency and intensity of climate-related shocks in recent decades.
Publish Date: 15 October 2020
The Solomon Islands has six major Islands and over 900 smaller islands. More than 75% of the population live in the rural areas, mostly around the coast. Surrounded by ocean, most of the rural dwellers use small crafts to travel from island to island within the country. Nevertheless, this means of transport has caused accidents and loss of lives and is a great concern. As one of the responsible authorities for the safety and well-being of ocean goers, the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) has introduced Ocean Services into its portfolio and seek to provide services that will be...
Publish Date: 3 July 2020
Climate change impacts are affecting water availability and are exacerbating the damages floods and drought cause worldwide. Climate related water action is a key for bringing us back on track to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all and to sustain a healthy environment.
Publish Date: 12 June 2020
Key nations have announced US$ 4.8 million in funding for the delivery of early warning systems and services to reduce loss of life from severe weather events in the Pacific region. The announcement was made 10 June 2020 during the 11 th Steering Committee Meeting of the Climate Risk & Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative by its Member States, the governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Publish Date: 30 April 2020
The Sixth Pacific Island Climate Outlook Forum (PICOF) ushered in a new era for the forum, which brings together representatives of Pacific National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), regional partners and global climate centres to ensure consistency in the access to and the interpretation of climate information for the Pacific and the implications for critical sectors.
Publish Date: 10 December 2019
Twelve international organizations providing assistance to developing countries came together at the UN Climate Change Conference today to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development. The members of the Alliance have committed collectively to ramp up action that strengthens the capacity of developing countries to deliver high-quality weather forecasts, early warning systems, water, hydrological and climate services. Known for short as “hydromet” services, these underpin resilient development by protecting lives, property and livelihoods.
Publish Date: 24 September 2019
In the face of scientific evidence about the accelerating pace of climate change, governments and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit gave a clear commitment to boost the level of ambition and increase funding for resilience and adaptation.