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The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate spotlights the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and...
WMO places particular emphasis on education and training to improve capacity overall in national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs). Its first Leadership and Management Programme for Senior Management, inaugurated in...
The 18th World Meteorological Congress in June endorsed an ambitious plan to advance the integration of weather, climate, water and environmental applications and services for health (Resolution 33), and work...
The Southeast Asia Regional Climate Centre Network(SEARCC-Network) demonstration phase, which started on 7 November 2017, has opened the door for seasonal climate services and products to support the region’s NMHSs.
WMO and the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ran a joint Training Workshop on Weather Radar Data Quality and Standardization in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5 to 13 February. The workshop addressed the common challenges for severe weather monitoring and forecasting in Southeast Asia, where capacity-building in weather radar techniques is a crucial concern for a lot of NMHSs.
In Senegal, cereal production is estimated to have increased by 20% in 2017 compared to 2016. Experts will investigate how much climate services contributed to this improvement in the coming years, given Senegal’s dedication to ramping up climate services in the country.
In December 2017, Niger released its first Health Climate Bulletin, which was produced by the multidisciplinary Climate-Health Group. The Bulletin, which provides a co-developed climate product for the health sector, was developed with support from the Climate Services for Increased Resilience in the Sahel project, a Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).