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Articles of the Convention of direct relevance to WMO and NMHSs

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The World Meteorological Organization has been instrumental in facilitating and coordinating the contributions of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to assist Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to fulfill their obligations under the Convention.

The following are excerpts of articles 4, 5, 6 and 9 of the Convention which specify basic areas where WMO along with other partners contribute to:

  • Support and further develop, as appropriate, international and intergovernmental programmes and networks or organizations aimed at defining, conducting, assessing and financing research, data collection and systematic observation, taking into account the need to minimize duplication of effort;
  • Promote and cooperate in scientific, technological, technical, socio-economic and other research, systematic observation and development of data archives related to the climate system and intended to further the understanding and to reduce or eliminate the remaining uncertainties regarding the causes, effects, magnitude and timing of climate change;
  • Review the best available scientific information and assessment on climate change and its impacts, as well as relevant technical, social and economic information;
  • Promote the development and implementation of education and public awareness programmes on climate change, public access to information on climate change, development and implementation of education and training programmes;
  • Provide assessments of the state of scientific knowledge relating to climate change and its effects to Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA); respond to scientific, technological and methodological questions that the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies may put to the body.








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