March 12, 2015

The EUPORIAS first climate service master class will be held on 18 - 22 May, 2015 in Bolzano, Italy is directed to junior members of both the climate/meteo and user community with the ambition of developing a common language, protocol of interaction and familiarity which will outlive the project.

February 28, 2015

This report is an output of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa.

January 27, 2015

Devastating floods have killed over 170 people and displaced 246,000 people in Malawi this year, and as the rainy season is still ongoing the situation might get worse in some districts. The floods have caused extensive damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure, with the southern districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba worst affected.

January 12, 2015

"Knowledge should precede action," said Dr. Ousmane Ndiaye of the Senegal Meteorological Service citing one of the farmers he works with.

Smallholder farmers make many decisions that are affected by weather and climate every year.  But most smallholders lack reliable information and tools that can help them weigh these decisions.

January 12, 2015

Climate information services are a powerful tool for farmers to protect crops against drought.

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.