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Meteoworld : September 2019
The 18th World Meteorological Congress in June endorsed an ambitious plan to advance the integration of weather, climate, water and environmental applications and services for health (Resolution 33), and work...
Publish Date: 3 December 2015
Energy systems are the engine of economic and social development. Their investments represent a sizeable portion of a country’s GDP. Indeed, energy is essential to practically all aspects of human welfare, including access to water, agricultural productivity, health care, education, job creation and environmental sustainability.
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 (2) - 2019
Publish Date: 27 November 2019
Over the past decades, meteorological and hydrological services have seen a growing participation of the private sector in weather and climate services (WCS) 1 as a result of many interacting factors. Technical developments in observation technology, such as remote-sensing, and reductions in the unit cost of information and measurement equipment, have made observation capacity more affordable and accurate.
A Technical Workshop on Project Preparation for Transformational Climate Resilient Water Project Concepts in Africa for the Green Climate Fund (GFC) in Pretoria, South Africa, on 21 September attracted over 100 participants from 24 countries.
WMO has joined the global commitment to reduce deaths due to air pollution by two thirds by 2030. At the First World Health Organization (WHO) Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health, held in Geneva from 30 October to 1 November, WMO pledged to improve the quality and availability of pollution observations, enable provision of air quality forecasts and advisory services, and incorporate health impacts in key scientific assessments on climate and climate change.
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
Data repositories and archives play a critical role as the source for the observational data used in the study of weather and climate. After over two centuries of recording observations on paper, observations in the last 20 years have mostly been collected digitally. Creating homogeneous, complete data sets from disparate collections is a fundamental challenge facing the climate research community.
Publish Date: 3 March 2015
Weather prediction has achieved immense progress, driven by research and increasingly sophisticated telecommunication, information technology and observational infrastructure. Predictive skill now extends in some cases beyond 10 days, with an increasing capability to give early warning of severe weather events many days ahead.
Bulletin nº Vol 63 (2) - 2014
Theme: Disaster risk reduction
Publish Date: 3 November 2014
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 1 to 4 September in Apia, Samoa. It focused the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular ulnerabilities. The overarching theme was “The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships”. Confirming its strong commitment to Small Island Developing States, WMO played an active role in the event.