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Heat risks remain a silent disaster. The First Global Forum on Heat and Health, held in Hong Kong, China, from 17 to 20 December 2018, addressed that challenge and launched the Global Heat Health Information Network (the Network). Over the four-day event, 120 interdisciplinary practitioners and researchers from 33 countries provided fresh, real-world perspectives on heat health risk management across diverse fields, such as medical science, urban planning, meteorology, and economics.
The WMO Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) was launched in 2006 in 5 countries in south-eastern Africa. Today, over 75 countries around the world are benefiting from the project. A recent West Africa SWFDP project workshop in Togo attracted over 90 participants from 15 NMHSs – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. While a Regional Subproject Management Team (RSMT) in Sri Lanka did a first review of progress in the Bay of Bengal SWFDP, updating the Subproject...
Increasing resilience to high-impact weather Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of high-impact weather events, exacerbating their social and economic blow on people and infrastructure, especially...
Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project Many management decisions, for example in the context of agriculture, have to be taken on sub-monthly scales – a time scale that lies between the well-established and...
Main Project: Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) – Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa The WMO Public Weather Services (PWS) programme has implemented projects for many years that...