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Action Pledges


Regional Frameworks for Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change

Partner World Metereological Organization (WMO)

Date of submission 01/04/2008


WMO Action pledge II

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.
Action pledge updates 

WMO Action pledge II update 

The WMO provided a progress report 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.

WMO Action pledge WMO (Improving the provision of climate data and information)

The GCOS Regional Workshop Programme
Climate information for development needs: an action plan for Africa.  Report and implementation strategy
Report of the GCOS regional workshop for the Mediterranean basin

These updates  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"

Further information

WMO Climate and Water Department
Climate  information for adaptation and development needs. WMO publication, 2007

Regional focus All regions
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Technologies for adaptation
Target group Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.