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Updated: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:16:01 +0100

Cross-cutting climate services needed for climate challenges

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. Progress and challenges in the provision and use of these climate services – which include seasonal forecasts and drought and flood management tools – will be reviewed at the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services from 10-14 November.

11/10/2014 03:33 PM

Gender conference empowers women in provision and use of weather and climate services

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is spearheading a drive to ensure that weather and climate services embrace the special needs and strengths of women to reduce their vulnerability to disasters and climate change and realize their potential as champions of community resilience. The Conference on Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services will focus in particular on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, health, water and food security. It will also discuss how to attract and promote more female scientists in meteorology and hydrology.

11/04/2014 10:52 AM

South East Europe Builds Resilience to Natural Hazards

A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014. Authorities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, and Kosovo agreed to establish a region-wide approach to build resilience to disasters and climate change adaptation at the conclusion of a two-year project implemented by the United Nations in collaboration with national counterparts and suppported by the European Union.

10/27/2014 02:03 PM

Jan-Sept temperatures break records

The global average temperature over land and ocean surfaces for September 2014 was the highest for the month since record keeping began according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). January-September tied with 1998 as the warmest such period on record.

10/22/2014 03:31 PM

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