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The World Meteorological Organization is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.



Action Pledge: Climate information, products and services for adaptation
 

The project is designed to:

  • Bring together climate and sectoral experts from international, regional and national institutions to identify and understand the needs of core socio-economic sectors for climate risk management and adaptation at various levels;
  • Develop and optimize application of user-targeted climate information, products and services for climate risk management and adaptation;
  • Build technical capacity for development and application of climate services of national climate experts and user communities, particularly in developing and least developed countries.

This pledge contributes to the areas of work: Methods and tools; Adaptation planning and practices, Research and Technologies for adaptation.

pdf-icon Action Pledge (111 kB)

In April 2009, the World Climate Research Programme provided an pdf-icon update (57 kB) highlighting its work to improve climate information, products and services for adaptation. 



Action Pledge:  Regional Frameworks for Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change
 

This project is designed to:

  • Bring together experts from national meteorological/hydrological and agricultural departments, international and regional organizations and institutions, and policy makers from national planning/financial departments to present state-of-the art papers, real world applications and innovative techniques for coping with climate change;
  • Offer recommendations for planning and implementing an effective Regional Framework for Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change.

This pledge contributes to the areas of work: Adaptation planning and practices and Technologies for adaptation.

pdf-icon Action Pledge (91 kB)

In April 2009, the WMO provided a pdf-icon progress report (138 kB) on the implementation of the Nairobi work programme.

The report includes information on developing regional frameworks and details a number of workshops carried out in this regard including

  • International symposium on climate change and food security in Asia, August 2008;
  • Workshop on climate change impacts and adaptation to agriculture, forestry and fisheries at the national and regional levels, November 2008;
  • International workshop on adaptation to climate change in West African agriculture.


Action Pledge Update (September 2009)
 

The following were provided as contributions to and are summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Improving the provision of climate data and information
pdf-icon The GCOS Regional Workshop Programme (77 kB)
pdf-icon Climate information for development needs: an action plan for Africa.  Report and implementation strategy (1200 kB)
pdf-icon Report of the GCOS regional workshop for the Mediterranean basin (874 kB)

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World Meteorological Organization

WMO Climate and Water Department

pdf-icon Climate  information for adaptation and development needs
WMO publication, 2007