June 16, 2015

The 17th Congress of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva ended today. After countless hours of discussions they managed to pass a almost completely rewritten resolution on sharing climate data in the last hour. 

June 12, 2015

UNITAR and the GFCS Office will release in June 2015 an on-line free-of-charge tutorial designed for national experts and open to practitioners and the general public, with the aim of promoting GFCS and raising awareness of its objectives and the benefits of climate services. It will include basic training to create a common standard of understanding of the main aspects of climate services.

June 11, 2015

Today, the World Meterological Congress adopted Energy as additional (fifth) priority area of the GFCS. 

June 10, 2015

The "Climate Action" GFCS video series has now two more videos:

"Climate action in Tanzania:  climate services for food security" explores how the GFCS Climate Services Adaptation Project in Africa is assisting the Maasai people to prepare for and cope with changing weather patterns and climate conditions.

June 10, 2015

On 9 June, the White House announced the launch of the Climate Services for Resilient Development Public-Private Partnership. The Partnership intends to empower climate-resilient developing nations, by providing them with the needed climate services. The U.S.

June 8, 2015

Climate services for health—such as UV-indices, heat–health warning systems and pollen alerts—are today routinely used in many countries within the WHO European Region.

June 2, 2015

On 2 June, the World Meteorological Organization, African Development Bank and World Bank Group launched an initiative to support the modernization and strengthening of Sub-Saharan African meteorological and hydrological services. These services are key to strengthening resilience to extreme weather events and enabling economic development.

June 1, 2015

The first phase of the project CLIMANDES (Servicios climáticos con énfasis en los Andes en apoyo a las decisiones), aiming to improve climate services in Peru has, been successfully completed, highlighting the potential to bring substantial socio-economic benefits and increase resilience to climate variability and climate change.

June 1, 2015

The side event on “Progress on GFCS implementation”, which took place on Wednesday 27 May, presented concrete examples from countries where the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is being implemented, as well as activities with partner agencies. 

May 29, 2015

The World Meteorological Congress has welcomed progress and the growing number of partners in GFCS, a WMO-spearheaded initiative to improve the provision and use of climate services in priority areas of agriculture and food security, water management, health and disaster risk reduction.