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December 11, 2014

Climate science can help countries to reduce the risks of disasters caused by climate variability through integrated assessments of vulnerabilities, potential impacts, and early warning systems. It can provide predictions and advice on climate fluctuations that will affect food security, public health, water resources, and other climate-sensitive sectors.

November 25, 2014

A regional consultation in South East Europe has discussed how to pool knowledge and expertise to improve the provision of user-friendly climate services to boost resilience against weather and climate extremes in a region which has recently been hit by both drought and floods.

November 10, 2014

The latest conclusive evidence about the growing impacts of climate change has yet again highlighted the urgent need for more cross-cutting climate services and partnerships to help communities adapt to extreme weather and to boost disaster resilience.

November 10, 2014

You can now follow day by day the meeting sessions of IBCS-2 here

October 31, 2014

Some 3.5 million people depend on Lake Victoria, shared by Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, for livelihoods in fishing, ferries and tourism. At any one time there are likely to be more than 100,000 people on the lake. But because of its local climate, storms catch people at unawares.

October 29, 2014

The 44th China Study Tour and the Workshop on the implementation of Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) took place in China on 22-30 September . Mr Ofa Fa'anunu, Vice President of RA-V and Mr Filipe Lucio, Director of GFCS Office interview is now available at China Meteorological News Press.

October 27, 2014

Partner organizations supporting the Global Framework for Climate Services are meeting to discuss progress and priorities in strengthening the outreach and effectiveness of the initiative.

October 21, 2014

Farmers in an Indonesian village which has taken part in Climate Field School programme run by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) reported an increase of nearly 25% in this year’s corn harvest, strengthening local food security.

October 9, 2014

The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is executed by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). G4AW focuses on improved and increased sustainable food production and more efficient use of water in agriculture. In Summer 2014 four out of twelve project proposals have been granted a subsidy. 

 

October 9, 2014

The Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has published a new  report titled "Scaling up Climate Service for Farmers: Mission Possible."

This report summarizes lessons learnt from 18 recent good practice cases on Climate Services surveyed by CCAFS and its partners, from India to Mali (cases at scale) and less mature pilot projects across the two continents. It was released on the margins of the U.N. Cimate Summit in September.

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