Volume 61(1) - 2012

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Sustainable development holds the promise for a better future for all. Information on weather, climate and water – important factors affecting all areas of human activity – is critical to decision-making for sustainable development.

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The Global Climate Observing System – 20th Anniversary

April 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Programme, which ensures provision of the observational data and information that is the foundation for decisions on climate.
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Reaching the Last Mile with Mobile Weather Alert
The user-interface platform in action

Hundreds of thousands of lives, and livelihoods, are threatened and lost every year in Africa due to the impacts of climate variability and severe weather conditions.
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Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund is being set up as the global channel through which most climate finance will flow. It is the intended distribution mechanism for US$ 100 billion in assistance, which developed countries have pledged to mobilise for developing nations annually by 2020
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Powering our Future with Weather, Climate and Water

Each year, on 23 March, World Meteorological Day commemorates the entry into force, in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization.
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The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative and Climate Change Mitigation
by Kandeh Yumkella, Nebojša Nakicenovic, Morgan Bazilian and Jessica Jewell

his paper briefly explores the climate change mitigation benefits from the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. In doing so, it relies on the analytical work and scenarios of the forthcoming Global Energy Assessment.
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One planet. One civilization.
A film by Gaël Derive

People from Ethiopia, Nepal, Kiribati, Brazil, Nunavut and Bangladesh – their common link: they share the same planet and civilization.
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Evolution of Climate in Response to Human Activity
by Jean Jouzel

It is useful to recall what scientists have said about the evolution of our climate in response to the increased greenhouse effect caused by human activity.
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Water Sector Industry Perspectives for Climate Services
by Xavier Maitrerobert

AquaFed, the International Federation of Private Water Operators, represents private companies that deliver water supply or sanitation services under the direction of public authorities.
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The 5 Essential Elements of a Hydrological Monitoring Programme
by Stuart Hamilton

Water is the natural capital of the growing world population. Services built on our natural capital are the currency of the 21st century.
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Hydrological Monitoring – 2012 Global Industry Survey
Your Participation Matters!
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Predictability Beyond the Deterministic Limit
by Brian Hoskins

Our ability to reduce disaster risk relies on the full engagement of local governments. When national and local governments work together, they can be a formidable alliance for risk reduction.
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