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Bulletin nº Vol 56 (3) - 2007
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
The recent release of the approved Summary for Policymakers reflecting the Working Group II (WG I I ) contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has clearly laid before us the evidence that climate change and development must be intrinsically linked.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (1) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 January 2008
Since 2002, there have been a number of initiatives and accomplishments having a significant impact on the World Weather Watch. Indeed, not since the 1960s has there been so much emphasis and worldwide attention on the knowledge of the environment …
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (2) - 2015
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) adopted on 18 March is the first major agreement of the 2015 agenda. Its seven global targets and four priorities for action are highly relevant to WMO. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is one of the seven priority areas of the Organization. Protecting lives, livelihoods and property is at the core of its mission – thus, WMO will support the Sendai Framework through a wide range of scientific and technical activities.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (4) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 October 2008
by M.C. Wong and Hilda Lam An eminent psychologist, Carl Roger (as cited in Kraft, 1978), asserted: “The only learning which significantly influences behaviour is self-discovered, self-appropriated learning”. Learning cannot be imposed. It can only be acquired through participation.
Publish Date: 1 November 2016
The weather enterprise is a well-established and successful global public-private partnership in which both sectors share common goals. There are new opportunities emerging to develop this partnership further that will...
Publish Date: 1 November 2016
One certainty about sustainable development is that it will not be possible without taking climate change into account. And if there is a certainty about climate change, it is that humanity will not adapt to it without taking into account water resources management. In September 2015 when 193 countries at the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) these two certainties so greatly influenced decision-making that goal #6 was dedicated to water. SDG #6 is not only about the urgent need for clean water and sanitation for...
Water is pre-eminent among environmental concerns critical to societal well-being. Other issues garner justifiable attention but it is the availability of a safe and sustainable supply of fresh water that...
Bulletin nº Vol 62 (Special Issue) - 2013
Publish Date: 1 June 2013
Climate change has evolved into an almost all-encompassing issue of this generation. What had begun in the realm of the physical sciences has now proved more complex than initially anticipated, and to be inherently tied to human lifestyles and decision-making.
Publish Date: 25 August 2017
WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas met the new director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to discuss strengthening cooperation on issues relating to health, environment and climate change. The meeting focused on expanded WHO-WMO collaboration on three key areas: support to climate adaptation with the expanded use of climate services and early warning for health; air quality, and vector borne diseases.