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Publish Date: 11 December 2019
The high mountain regions are home to 1 billion people, are the source of freshwater to at least 1.9 billion people and are crucial for regulating the global climate system. Preservation of mountain ecosystem functions is therefore essential to global water, food and energy security.
Publish Date: 3 December 2019
The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record. 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Publish Date: 24 November 2019
An operational system has been developed and implemented for the Fiji Islands to produce and disseminate new early warning information on coastal flooding, which will help save lives and protect property in low-lying, populated coastal areas. There is potential to enhance this early warning platform in the future and to extend it to other South Pacific island nations, and even consider extension to include other coastal flooding sources such as tsunamis.
Bulletin nº Vol 68 (1) - 2019
Theme: Environmental challenges
Publish Date: 17 April 2019
WMO for the 21st Century In both 2018 and 2019, the World Economic Forum identified weather extremes, natural disasters, the failure of climate change adaptation and mitigation, and water crises...
Publish Date: 16 October 2019
Water stress, water-related hazards and water quality pose increasing challenges to modern society, compounded by climate change. And yet, the capacity to monitor and manage this vital resource is fragmented and inadequate because of insufficient and inaccessible data.
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...
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.