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Updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:51:40 +0100

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

Climate Field School Boosts Yields in Indonesia

Farmers in an Indonesian village which has taken part in Climate Field School programme run by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) reported an increase of nearly 25% in this year’s corn harvest, strengthening local food security.

10/22/2014 03:31 PM

New WMO Bulletin

"Weather and Climate - Understanding Risks and Preparing for variability and extremes" is the theme of WMO's latest Bulletin 63(2).

10/20/2014 05:35 PM

World Food Day — Family Farming

The 2014 World Food Day theme - Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” - has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. The latest assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights that all aspects of food security are potentially affected by climate change, including food production, access, utilization, and price stability.

10/16/2014 02:25 PM

WMO boosts collaboration with International Centre for Theoretical Physics

WMO and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) have signed an agreement to boost cooperation, with particular regard to research, modelling, prediction and capacity building in weather, climate and water-related issues, especially in developing countries.

10/08/2014 03:54 PM

WMO/Oman International Workshop on Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

The Sultanate of Oman and WMO sponsored a workshop to improve operational tropical cyclone forecasting and warning, through providing training for forecasters in the most up-to-date techniques.

10/08/2014 03:29 PM

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