Partnership is working with international agencies, other organizations, academia, the media and the private sector to improve the range and quality of critical environmental information and services.
The complexity of the Earth system and the interconnections of weather, water, climate and related environmental processes are increasingly challenging the scientific and financial capacity of WMO to improve the quality and accuracy of information and products. No single government or agency has the necessary resources to address all the challenges on its own. Consequently, the Organization’s success depends on its ability to partner effectively with internal stakeholders and external organizations to meet its objectives.
Partnership strategic initiatives are designed to:
- Heighten understanding of WMO’s environmental information and service capabilities by the United Nations system, Member countries, international and national organizations. The expectation is that all partners and constituents will have a better understanding of WMO capabilities and can leverage them for the public good;
- Enhance WMO’s ability to utilize appropriately the capabilities and information of other organizations in developing and improving WMO information and services. The expectation is that the scope of services and the responsiveness of Members' agencies to emerging requirements will increase by leveraging capabilities of partners to develop and sustain service improvements;
- Broaden partnerships between developed, developing and Least Developed Countries involving relevant national agencies. The expectation is that the capabilities of countries to acquire and exploit information for the public good will be enhanced and that all countries will benefit from closer cooperation;
- Maintain a proactive role in ensuring a coherent, science-based approach within the United Nations system and among other stakeholders to implement environmental conventions, including outcomes of world summits and follow-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The expectation is that WMO activities will be mainstreamed into the agenda for action by the international community.