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WMO-Private Sector Forum
World Meteorological Day,
Geneva, 23 March 2012
Climate affects economic sectors in a variety of ways thus an assortment of climate services are required to cater to different business sectors. These climate services are tailored to the specific users. Their provision requires strong partnerships among providers, such as National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, and stakeholders, including government agencies, the private sector and academia for the purpose of interpreting and applying climate information for decision-making, sustainable development and improving climate information products, predictions and outlooks.
The private sector is both a provider and user of climate services at the international, regional and local levels. The Global Framework for Climate Services (the Framework), initiated by the World Climate Conference-3, provides an excellent opportunity for private sector to benefit from enhanced climate services and to provide better accessibility to climate information. The Framework promises to make full use of private sector expertise.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is organizing its first Private Sector Forum from 10:00 – 12:00 on World Meteorological Day at WMO headquarters in Geneva. The main purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for interaction between WMO and key private sector agencies on their needs for climate services.