This activity report highlights some risks of climate variability and climate change adaptation and how to better understand and manage them through the development and application of science and knowledge of climate information and prediction. As part of this observation, the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) was initiated and led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Its goal is to foster the enhancement and incorporation of climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice on the global, regional, national and local scales. The GFCS also aims to advance global collaboration through multidisciplinary partnerships, improved governance, climate observations, monitoring, research and prediction. These, with exchanges of capacity-building and experiences, could increase the availability of, access to and use of climate services for all countries. This publication also illustrates the benefits of good practices in climate services, such as water management, agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction and health. These illustrations are for reflecting on how all nations can use climate information to improve their lives and economies in sustainable ways.
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Topics: Agriculture and Food, Economic and Development Planning, Health, Energy, Water, Environment, Science, Adaptation, Technology, Risk Reduction/Management, Governance – General, Capacity Development, COP22 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Activity Report
Publication date: 2012