WMO supports its Members to understand the Earth’s climate on global to local scales by developing technical standards for observing instruments and ensuring that the collected data are quality controlled and comparable, by monitoring the current climate and by ensuring that skilful predictions of the climate over the coming weeks, months, seasons and years as well as climate change projections over the coming decades to longer periods are available and freely accessible by the Members. All of these cascading sources of information are essential for climate-smart decision making at all levels to deal with climate risks. Climate information is also essential for monitoring the success of mitigation efforts such as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, as well as for promoting efforts to increase energy efficiency, to transition to a carbon-neutral economy and effectively pursue Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most widely used climate information products of the WMO include:
Climate characterizes the average weather conditions for a particular location over a long period of time. WMO actively coordinates the study of the climate, its variations, extremes and change over the past, present and the future. In close collaboration with user agencies, WMO also supports the study of climate impacts on a variety of socio-economic sectors to support evidence-based decision-making on how to best to manage the risks of climate variability and adapt to a changing climate, to ensure human safety and well-being.
Climate Services Dashboard
The Dashboard on Climate Services provides an up-to-date overview of the capacities of Members’ Met Services to deliver climate services for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Source: WMO Members' data collected through the Checklist for Climate Services Implementation (as of July 2022)
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Improving the understanding of the climate system for the benefit of societies coping with climate variability and change.
The WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) is advancing and promoting research activities on weather, its prediction and its impact on society. The improvements in science and operational...
Addressing atmospheric composition on all scales: from global, regional, to local and urban.