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Publish Date: 21 September 2020
WMO and 20 partners have held the kick-off meeting to launch FOCUS-Africa - Fully Optimized User Centric Climate Services Value Chain for Southern Africa - a four-year 7 million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission.
Publish Date: 7 September 2020
The first comprehensive assessment of where the Earth’s excess heat is accumulating has been released by the Global Climate Observing System, co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-UNESCO, International Science Council and United Nations Environment Programme.
Publish Date: 10 July 2020
Unusually heavy monsoon rainfall and flooding is affecting India and neighbouring South Asian countries, as well as China and Japan. This has caused major disruption, displacement and loss of life, and once again highlighted the importance of national meteorological and hydrological services in protecting public safety.
Publish Date: 3 July 2020
Climate change impacts are affecting water availability and are exacerbating the damages floods and drought cause worldwide. Climate related water action is a key for bringing us back on track to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all and to sustain a healthy environment.
Publish Date: 8 June 2020
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) joins the global community in marking World Oceans Day on 8 June, with the theme: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean . This is more necessary than ever before, as human activities place unprecedented stress on the ocean, which covers more than 70% of the Earth surface, regulates the global climate and provides food and livelihoods for billions of people.
Publish Date: 28 May 2020
Sea surface temperature conditions in the tropical Pacific remain neutral in terms of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) status, signifying that neither El Niño nor La Niña is currently prevailing. Recent cooling of the sub-surface waters in the region has subsequently caused the hitherto slightly above-average sea surface temperatures to return to near-average levels during May. The latest seasonal forecasts from the WMO Global Producing Centers of Long Range Forecasts (GPCs-LRF) indicate that tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures are likely to cool further, potentially approaching weak...
Publish Date: 27 March 2020
WMO has just issued its twice-yearly Bulletin, with a focus on Climate and Wate r in accordance with the theme of World Meteorological Day and World Water Day. The Bulletin introduces WMO’s 70 th anniversary, although official commemorative activities have been scaled back because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Publish Date: 22 March 2020
Water and climate are inextricably linked. We feel the effects of climate change mostly through water: more floods, more droughts, and more pollution. At the same time, we can tackle climate change through water, according to a joint message issued by Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas for World Water Day and World Meteorological Day.
Publish Date: 22 March 2020
Climate and water both lie at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals – the package of 17 crosscutting themes adopted by the international community in 2015. With just 10 years remaining until the 2030 target for achieving the goals, WMO is stepping up its efforts on the water targets.
Publish Date: 12 December 2019
Chile, in its role as presidency, designated the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, as the ‘Blue COP,’ in order to increase awareness of the impact of climate change on the ocean and to harness ocean science to support climate action.