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June 30, 2015

Tanzania will soon have the capacity to conduct weather forecasts for longer periods of between 30 and 150 years, thanks to a new technology and training of local experts from the United Kingdom.

June 25, 2015

A Norwegian NGO and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are partnering to increase the capacity of governments in Africa to address climate change, extreme weather events and variable rainfall.

June 24, 2015

President Obama is committed to combating the impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations.

June 23, 2015

The Norwegian Refugee Council has signed an agreement with the World Meteorological Organization to send experts into the field to increase the capacity of national institutions to develop climate information and products that will help vulnerable African countries to cope with climate change, extreme weather and uncertain rainfall patterns.

June 16, 2015

The 17th Congress of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva ended today. After countless hours of discussions they managed to pass a almost completely rewritten resolution on sharing climate data in the last hour. 

June 12, 2015

UNITAR and the GFCS Office will release in June 2015 an on-line free-of-charge tutorial designed for national experts and open to practitioners and the general public, with the aim of promoting GFCS and raising awareness of its objectives and the benefits of climate services. It will include basic training to create a common standard of understanding of the main aspects of climate services.

June 11, 2015

Today, the World Meterological Congress adopted Energy as additional (fifth) priority area of the GFCS. 

June 10, 2015

The "Climate Action" GFCS video series has now two more videos:

"Climate action in Tanzania:  climate services for food security" explores how the GFCS Climate Services Adaptation Project in Africa is assisting the Maasai people to prepare for and cope with changing weather patterns and climate conditions.

June 10, 2015

On 9 June, the White House announced the launch of the Climate Services for Resilient Development Public-Private Partnership. The Partnership intends to empower climate-resilient developing nations, by providing them with the needed climate services. The U.S.

June 8, 2015

Climate services for health—such as UV-indices, heat–health warning systems and pollen alerts—are today routinely used in many countries within the WHO European Region.

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