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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO OMM WMO Climate & Water Department Side Event I: The Role of NMHSs within GFCS 18 May 2011 WMO Congress XVI, CICG, Geneva, Switzerland Revisiting Recommendations of HLT in Brief Myrna Arneda

2 WMO OMM Guiding Principles Principle 1: All countries will benefit, with priority to building the capacity of climate- vulnerable developing countries Principle 2: The primary goal is to ensure greater availability of, access to, and use of climate services for all countries Principle 3: Activities will address three geographic domains; global, regional and national Principle 4: Operational climate services will be the core element of the Framework Principle 5: Climate information is primarily an international public good provided by governments, which will have a central role in its management Principle 6: The Framework will promote the free and open exchange of climate-relevant observational data while respecting national and international data policies Principle 7: The Framework will facilitate and strengthen, not duplicate. Principle 8: The Framework will be built through user – provider partnerships that include all stakeholders

3 WMO OMM Implementation Priorities Capacity building in developing countries –Linking climate service users and providers. –Building national capacity in developing countries. –Strengthening regional climate capabilities. Building capacity to implement the User Interface Platform in the developing world Improving climate observations in data sparse areas Building the capacity of the climate research sector in developing countries

4 WMO OMM Proposed Governance Option A Direct accountability to governments Strong involvement of national technical experts Independent with high profile and secure good access to UN System entities Additional energy and additional resources required Approval of processes in advance would extend the timeframe of implementation

5 WMO OMM Proposed Governance Option B Stakeholders can be engaged quickly Strong involvement of UN Systems entities Financial requirements for governance are low Difficult to bring the Framework Agenda into the agenda of UN entities Difficult to get government direction from disparate integovernmental processes

6 WMO OMM Recommendation of HLT on Governance Adopt Option A in long-term Intergovernmental board to report to WMO Congress SG of WMO to convene first inter-governmental plenary meeting by the end of 2011 WMO to lead the process and ensure full participation of interested UN Agencies and programmes Launch with Option B (Joint Board) for strong involvement of UN Agencies WMO to convene the joint-board

7 WMO OMM Opportunities for NMHSs to engage in GFCS Governance Inter-governmental Board – As part of national delegation Executive Committee Management Committee for User Interface Platform – Through CHy and CAgM MC for Climate Service Information System – Through CBS and CCl MC for Observation and Monitoring – Through CBS, CIMO, JCOMM MC for Capacity Building HLT has advocated for making good use of existing mechanisms such as WMO technical Commissions in GFCS Governance

8 WMO OMM Immediate Next Steps WMO Congress endorses the Report Sets up a mechanism to guide and monitor progress in implementation of the Framework UN-system establish an ad-hoc technical group to develop a detailed implementation plan (IP) By end 2011, develop a detailed implementation plan that aligns with the decisions of the WMO Congress. Endorsement of IP by governments through an intergovernmental process ( e.g., the inaugural, intergovernmental plenary meeting of the Frameworks Board ) IP should set targets to be achieved over the next ten years

9 WMO OMM Proposed Timelines By end Complete an organisation building phase, including establishment of a secretariat to support the Framework and necessary executive and management (technical) committee structures. By end Facilitate access to improved climate services globally in four priority sectors (agriculture, disaster risk reduction, health and water). Complete a mid-term review of the implementation of the Framework By end Facilitated access to improved climate services globally across all climate-sensitive sectors. Involve at least eight United Nations entities and participate in at least USD 250 M of climate-related development projects

10 WMO OMM Role of NMHSs NMHSs already provide climate services based on the historical data collected for weather services The NMHSs own and operate most of the infrastructure that is needed for providing the weather, climate, water and related environmental services Most NMHSs are mandated to undertake their responsibility under certain legal instruments NMHSs are structured and trained to provide 24/7 services NMHSs through collaborative mechanism have established standard practices across the globe for weather services that can be easily extended for delivering climate services Most NMHS constitute a large pool of technical experts dealing with weather and climate

11 WMO OMM Thank you MerciСпасибоGraciasشكرا Thank you MerciСпасибоGraciasشكرا

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