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Bulletin nº Vol 68 (1) - 2019
Publish Date: 23 April 2019
WMO appointed Pavel Kabat as its first chief scientist and research director in autumn 2018. He will guide the overall strategic direction of the WMO science, and its underlying research...
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (2) - 2015
Publish Date: 10 December 2015
Geneva, mid-autumn 2015 – The motto of the city of Paris – Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed about by swelling waves, she does not sink) is perfectly suited for upcoming events...
Publish Date: 29 April 2019
A new World Meteorological Organization (WMO) public science lecture series starts on 8 May with a presentation from Thomas Stocker, Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern and former Co-chair of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The presentation is entitled The Climate of Tomorrow: Building the Knowledge for Earth Stewardship
Publish Date: 17 May 2017
Geneva, 17 May 2017 – The annual meeting of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council concludes here today after adopting decisions aimed at enhancing weather, climate and hydrology services around the world. A particularly important issue, the need to strengthen aeronautical meteorological services, was addressed through a one-day special dialogue with representatives from the aviation sector. Aviation is one of the most weather-sensitive of all economic sectors. It is also changing rapidly. With air traffic doubling every 15 years, competition increasing and air safety...
Publish Date: 12 September 2017
African leaders are coming together this week for action on modernizing weather and climate services, which inextricably link the Continent’s development, climate, and resilience agendas. Weather and climate drive nine out of ten disasters in Africa, threatening Africa’s hard-won development gains. Floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, and landslides continue to cause heavy damage and losses to livelihoods. Over the last two decades, these disasters have cost the continent US$10 billion dollars. Given the increasing climate variability, these disasters are projected to increase in frequency...
Publish Date: 21 June 2018
WMO has issued its annual report for 2017: Services for Decision-Making. The report, issued during the Executive Council meeting, focuses on the knowledge-base, information for decision-making, supporting sustainable development, and also looks at WMO’s budgets, staffing and structure.
Publish Date: 29 June 2018
An event during WMO’s Executive Council to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) heard calls to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement and to leverage climate change solutions to address other threats and priorities for the sustainable development goals.
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (1) - 2015
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
WMO ranked 2014 as the hottest year on record. In 2015, the United Nations Member States will adopt three major agreements that relate to the environment. The first, in March, is in the area of disaster risk reduction. The second, in September, will promote sustainable development. The third, in December, aims to limit average global temperature increases and the resultant climate change.
Bulletin nº Vol 63 (2) - 2014
Publish Date: 3 November 2014
An introduction to the content and articles found within Volume 63 (2) of the Bulletin, published in November 2014.