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March 30, 2015

Papua New Guinea has held its first successful National Climate Outlook Forum under a WMO-spearheaded initiative to strengthen and increase the provision of seasonal outlooks at both regional and national level.

March 26, 2015

WMO is producing a series of GFCS films about how climate services help people and communities around the world to take decisions on agriculture, health, disaster risk reduction, and other critical issues.  The first film has been completed and is entitled "Climate action in Senegal: Services for Fishing Communities" / "Action Climat au Sénégal: Les services pour les communautés de pêcheurs."

March 18, 2015

The 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today adopted the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) with seven targets and four priorities for action for the next 15 years. 

March 12, 2015

The EUPORIAS first climate service master class will be held on 18 - 22 May, 2015 in Bolzano, Italy is directed to junior members of both the climate/meteo and user community with the ambition of developing a common language, protocol of interaction and familiarity which will outlive the project.

February 28, 2015

This report is an output of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa.

January 27, 2015

Devastating floods have killed over 170 people and displaced 246,000 people in Malawi this year, and as the rainy season is still ongoing the situation might get worse in some districts. The floods have caused extensive damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure, with the southern districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba worst affected.

January 12, 2015

"Knowledge should precede action," said Dr. Ousmane Ndiaye of the Senegal Meteorological Service citing one of the farmers he works with.

Smallholder farmers make many decisions that are affected by weather and climate every year.  But most smallholders lack reliable information and tools that can help them weigh these decisions.

January 12, 2015

Climate information services are a powerful tool for farmers to protect crops against drought.

December 11, 2014

Climate science can help countries to reduce the risks of disasters caused by climate variability through integrated assessments of vulnerabilities, potential impacts, and early warning systems. It can provide predictions and advice on climate fluctuations that will affect food security, public health, water resources, and other climate-sensitive sectors.

November 25, 2014

A regional consultation in South East Europe has discussed how to pool knowledge and expertise to improve the provision of user-friendly climate services to boost resilience against weather and climate extremes in a region which has recently been hit by both drought and floods.

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