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.

May 28, 2015

The joint WMO, World Bank Group, and Climate Services Partnership book entitled "Valuing Weather and Climate: Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological Services" was launched at the 17th World Meteorological Congress on 28 May.

May 26, 2015

The League of Arab States adopts Roadmap on Capacity Development of Meteorology and Climate Services in the LAS region.

May 22, 2015

Understanding how current and future climate variability and change will impact vector-borne diseases, water borne diseases, and food safety and security is a key priority in Dominica. On 22 May, the Ministry of Health of the Commonwealth of Dominica officially launched an assessment of Climate and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation.

April 27, 2015

The South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) has issued its seasonal outlook, predicting below-average rainfall over large tracts of South Asia during the forthcoming summer monsoon.

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."