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December 2, 2015

Climate services for decision-making and effective adaptation was the theme of a side event at COP21, which examined how to optimize these services for effective climate risk management.

November 30, 2015

This year has witnessed major new agreements that will guide global action in the coming years on disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. Now, all eyes turn to Paris for the final, pivotal negotiations on climate change.

October 19, 2015

In a unique event, participants from Indonesia’s Climate Field Schools gathered to share their experience and testimony at an event to inform the public about Climate Field School activities during 2014. The ceremony was held in the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics of the Republic of Indonesia (BMKG) building in Jakarta, 19 October 2015.

October 9, 2015

Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. Health professionals have a duty of care to current and future generations. They are also on the front line in protecting people from climate impacts, from more heatwaves and other extreme weather events, to outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue and cholera, to the effects of malnutrition.

October 6, 2015

 

Over the past year, the Global Framework for Climate Services Office, with the support of WMO, has produced a series of videos to promote awareness of how climate services can benefit a diverse range of users. 

The seven videos are:

September 9, 2015

Despite the El Niño-induced drought, farmers in Indonesia have harvested impressive yields of rice as a result of award-winning Climate Field Schools organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG).

September 8, 2015

Geneva/Bishkek, X September 2015 – Recognizing that Central Asia is highly vulnerable to weather- and climate-related disasters, regional experts and stakeholders are meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, from 8 to 11 September in the first GFCS Workshop for Central Asia to explore how to build greater resilience through climate services.

September 2, 2015
September 1, 2015

Training for weather forecasters and staff of the National Emergency Office (NEMO) to improve lead-time in issuing accurate severe weather warnings to the public, is being held in Nuku’alofa this week.

The one-week training by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on severe weather is also focused on looking at ways to improve the current severe weather services.

July 29, 2015

Professional surfers often know more about the big waves that threaten our coasts than our own Pacific Meteorological Services and communities.

This was a concern raised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) at the Third Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council in Nuku’alofa last week.

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