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Publish Date: 4 December 2015
By Kyra Bell-Pasht 1 and Dana Krechowicz 2 Over the course of human history, weather patterns have greatly influenced the growth of commerce and communities. But in a world experiencing...
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
China is one of the countries most affected by meteorological hazards. From 1984 to 2014, on average per annum meteorological hazards caused 4 066 deaths and 192.2 billion Chinese Yuan...
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
By Peter Adams 1 , Bruce Hewitson 2 , Catherine Vaughan 3 , Rob Wilby 4 , Stephen Zebiak 5 , Erika Eitland 6 and WMO Secretariat 7 Climate services...
Bulletin nº Vol 68 (1) - 2019
Publish Date: 23 April 2019
Since 1990 and the publication of the First Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), tens of thousands of scientists have come together to deliver the latest...
Coordinating the global system of telecommunication facilities and arrangements for the rapid collection, exchange and distribution of observations and processed information within the framework of the World Weather Watch Programme.
Start date1 June 1967
Bulletin nº Vol 64 (1) - 2015
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
The present Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) with a vision “to enable society to better manage the risks and opportunities arising from climate variability and change, through the development and incorporation of science-based climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice” carries forward and builds on the solid foundation laid by the Climate Information and Prediction Services (CLIPS) project.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to human society in contemporary times. Statistics show that the last decades have already seen a sharp rise in economic, social and...
Publish Date: 9 April 2019
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is critical to managing the complex, dynamic operations that evolve in disaster environments, WMO Assistant Secretary-General Wenjian Zhang told the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum.
Publish Date: 13 March 2019
As the recognition of the dependence between climate change and variability and human welfare grows, climate action continues gaining importance on the global development agenda
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...