2022 State of Climate Services: Energy

2022 State of Climate Services: Energy

15 November 2022, 14:00 – 15:30 EET (UTC/GMT+2)
COP27 - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


The 2022 WMO State of Climate Services report focuses on the issue of energy, a subject that continues to dominate discussion and debate as it affects every single community, business, sector, and economy, in all parts of the world. 

Reaching net zero by 2050 will mean a complete transformation of our global energy system, placing a switch to lower emissions electricity production and increased energy efficiency at the center of the worldwide response. But the transition to clean energy calls for investment in improved weather, water and climate services that can be used to ensure that our energy infrastructure is resilient to climate-related shocks, inform on measures to increase energy efficiency across multiple sectors, and harness renewable sources of energy. 

The event is a 1 hour and a half program featuring interventions by some of the report’s contributing organizations and country representatives. The event will present the report’s findings and lessons learned to help countries, funding agencies and development partners to assess the steps needed to address gaps in the climate services value chain to support the energy transition and achieve greater resilience and energy security.  Some examples on how countries improved their energy security and enhanced their energy transition plans through better climate services will be showcased.  The WMO has recently produced a compendium of best practices for developing integrated meteorological services for supporting energy decarbonization and strategies to achieve net zero by 2050.

The event will be the opportunity to highlight the linkages between the two reports and identify the needs in observations, research, and capacity for effective and sustainable meteorological services for the energy sector. 



MODERATOR: Dr Johan Stander, Director of Services Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Event Opening

  • Dr Johan Stander, Director of Services Department, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Overview of report findings

  • Dr Veronica F. Grasso, State of Climate Services Report Coordinator, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Showcasing real-world examples

  • Mr Hesham M. El-Askary (Egypt), Professor of Earth Observations and Remote Sensing and Vice President of Egyptian Space Agency for Projects and Space Missions
  • Mr Tobias Fuchs, Director of Climate and Environment, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

Panel discussion with partners

  • Ms Elizabeth Press, Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Ms Catherine (Katie) Jereza, Vice President, Corporate Affair, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Mr Nicolò Sartori, Senior Researcher, ENEL Foundation
  • Mr Alberto Troccoli, Chair WMO Study Group on Energy & Founder and Managing Director, World Energy and Meteorological Council (WEMC)
  • Mr Henri Paillere, Head, Planning and Economic Studies Section at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Ms Jinsun Lim, Energy and Environment Policy Analyst International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Ms Roberta Boscolo, Scientific Officer, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)



Closing Remarks