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August 23, 2013

Government, stakeholders and industry on Monday embarked on a three-day workshop to adapt and align a recently tabled global framework to the nation’s climate change ambitions.

August 21, 2013

The South African Weather Services, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has convened a workshop on national implementation of the WMO Global Framework for Climate Change Services (GFCS).

July 18, 2013

Geneva (10 July 2013) An ambitious international drive to cushion the impact of climate variability and change through the provision of user-orientated climate services like seasonal outlooks, drought and flood advisories will be accelerated thanks to decisions taken at an intergovernmental meeting organized by the World Meteorological Organization.

July 9, 2013

Dr Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of Meteorology & Permanent Representative of India with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has been elected as Co-Vice Chairman of Intergovernmental Board of Climate Services (IBCS) during its first meeting held at Geneva during 1st to 5th July 2013.

July 5, 2013

If you’ve ever struggled to explain the concepts of climate variability, El Nino and La Nina to those that you work with you will be interested in this new animated film that integrates climate science and disaster preparedness – The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab – which was launched at the Pacific Meteorological Council in Nadi 2nd July 2013.

July 4, 2013

IBCS-1 Videos of the Dialogue on Practical Action | 1 July 2013

Mobile versions of videos: Morning | Afternoon

July 3, 2013

The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade, which was the warmest since the start of modern measurements in 1850 and continued an extended period of pronounced global warming.

July 3, 2013

Responding to concerns over the increasing frequency, severity and cost of disasters related to extreme weather and climate events, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their collaboration on reducing the risks of climate-related hazards.

June 28, 2013

Progress in rolling out operational climate services vital to help countries and communities cope with long-term climate change and associated extreme weather events is set to receive a boost at an intergovernmental meeting to consider a road map for future action.

June 7, 2013

" It is a great pleasure to visit this cutting-edge facility. Climate change has been at the top of my priority agenda since I took office. It relates to nearly every aspect of the work of the United Nations. That is why it has been discussed at the highest levels, including by the Security Council. It is a humanitarian issue, a development issue, and an issue of security and stability.

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