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Publish Date: 23 March 2020
The Volta River Basin covers a region of about 400 000 km2 with a population of approximately 29 million. The Volta Basin runs through the semi-arid to sub-humid areas of six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. The Basin is highly vulnerable to meteorological and hydrological events. Baseline socio-economic issues in the region are today exacerbated by considerable changes in the climate over recent decades – a reduction in precipitation and temperature increase.
Publish Date: 23 March 2020
To amplify the messages around climate change and water, both World Water Day and World Meteorological Day in 2020 focus on climate change and water and aim to inspire people around the world to take action. In order to inform and engage people, World Meteorological Day and World Water Day will highlight how water can help fight climate change.
Bulletin nº Vol 68 (1) - 2019
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: 12 November 2018
The World Meteorological Organization has been awarded the 2018 LUI Che Woo Prize for Welfare Betterment. The citation recognizes that the persistent effort of WMO has been “pivotal in the tenfold reduction in global loss of life from extreme weather, climate and water-related events observed over the past half-century.”
Publish Date: 14 November 2018
It has been described as the most important report ever published in the 30-year history of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and an “ear-splitting wake-up call to the world.” The new report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C made headline news around the world with its stark message that limiting warming to 1.5 °C would require unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society.
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is a co-sponsored programme which regularly assesses the status of global climate observations and produces guidance for its improvement. It is co-sponsored by the...
Start date1 June 1992
Bulletin nº Vol 58 (3) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 July 2009
Scientific Lecture delivered to the 61st session of the WMO Executive Council (EC-XLI), Geneva, 11 June 2009
Bulletin nº Vol 56 (3) - 2007
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
In the heart of every meteorologist and climatologist beats the soul of a detective. We all appreciate a good mystery and, for those interested in weather, the elements of our atmosphere can often provide the most fascinating puzzles.
Publish Date: 3 November 2016
Efforts to reduce fuel burn and thus carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions in aviation over the past four decades have been impressive. Operational measures in line with new air traffic management systems, as well as new technological concepts, all have the potential to continue reducing these CO 2 emissions. The Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) supports aviation stakeholders in their efforts to operate under changing climate conditions.
Publish Date: 1 November 2016
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which provides policymakers with scientific information about climate change, made a big contribution to the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming. The Agreement in turn has major implications for the work of the IPCC. This article examines these implications and what the IPCC is doing to help implement The Agreement.