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September 6, 2016

As climate change increasingly affects the world, Africa is at risk of facing severe impacts given its geographical position and limited adaptive capacity, exacerbated by widespread poverty and low levels of development.

August 24, 2016

The Republic of Vanuatu has created its Framework for Climate Services, making it the first Pacific Island nation to reach this milestone. The successful provision of climate information and services is a challenge for many Pacific Island nations, which may be hindered by social, financial and infrastructure issues.

July 26, 2016

The energy sector has some of the most advanced users of weather and climate information, given the considerable effects of day-to-day weather and longer term climate variability on energy supply, demand, transport, distribution and markets.

July 19, 2016

Five Sahelian pilot countries have moved forward since the first half of 2016 in implementing the GFCS at national level.

July 7, 2016

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas participated in the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate: “Building Healthier Societies through implementation of the Paris Agreement,” hosted by the World Health Organization and Government of France on July 7.

June 30, 2016

The Global Framework on Climate Services (GFCS) has received a pledge of USD 1 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen climate services in the Sahel region. WMO will work in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to coordinate this initiative. 

June 15, 2016

This year in June the 5th training session on "Climatology, foundation for climate services " was organized by Météo-France with the support of the World Meteorological Organization. The workshop aimed to deliver the state of the art in the field of climatology from data measurement to climate change.

June 9, 2016

As the world’s climate changes, hazards to human health are increasing. Droughts, floods and cyclones affect the health of millions of people each year. There is also a close relationship between climate and diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, meningitis and respiratory ailments, which cause death and suffering for many millions more.

June 2, 2016

Senegalese stakeholders, producers and users of climate services and their partners met on Thursday, 19 May to validate the priority action plan and governance framework for the National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS), at a national workshop attended by over sixty participants.

June 1, 2016

The Honourable Minister for Health and Environment, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, presented the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CARICOF) with a Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment which was completed last year.

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