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1 World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water Global Framework for Climate Services to support Adaptations to Climate Variability and Change Avinash Tyagi Climate and Water Department WMO: Climate and Waterwww.wmo.int WMO

2 Climate Information and Sustainable Development As understanding of the climate system grows and society becomes more aware of the potential opportunities from this knowledge, demand is developing for new and better climate services

3 AdaptationMitigation Climate Observations (NMHSs, GCOS, GEO, etc. ) The Climate Risk Management Challenge Anthropogenic Climate Variability Natural Climate Variability

4 AdaptationMitigation Climate Observations (NMHSs, GCOS, GEO, etc. ) The Climate Risk Management Challenge Anthropogenic Climate Variability Natural Climate Variability Research (WCRP, ESSP, etc.) Assessment (IPCC) Policy (UNFCCC) Global Framework for Climate Services

5 The Challenge To provision of adequate and timely climate information and its appropriate use is two-fold: 1.developing a system for production and delivery of climate information, spanning global to local scales, and 2.ensuring an effective uptake of the information by decision makers in different sectors.

6 622/02/2014 Climate Predictions The IPCC process provides useful information for the time post But there is a conspicuous information gap to support management of regional and shorter term climate risks. Information gap

7 722/02/2014 Acting on Climate Change: THE UN SYSTEM DELIVERING AS ONE

8 Global Framework for Climate Services Goal Enable climate adaptation and climate risk management through the incorporation of science-based climate information and prediction into policy and practice at all levels.

9 Objectives Global Framework for Climate Services Enhance understanding and responding to the risks and opportunities; Improve climate information for the development of natural resources, protection of lives, livelihoods and property; Provide user-defined climate and climate-relevant information –at global, regional, national, local and sectoral levels –in a timely, understandable and easily available manner Promote the confident and frequent use of climate and climate- relevant information for economic efficiency, social well-being and development of policies for sustainable development.

10 Climate Research and Modeling Climate Services Information System Sectoral Users Climate Services Application Programme Observations and Monitoring Global Framework for Climate Services Health Agriculture Transport Tourism WaterEnergy Ecosystem

11 Climate Services Application Programme The needs of the user community are diverse and complex

12 Global climate centres Regional Climate Outlook Forums Regional Users Regional Climate Centres Global Users National climate secrvices (NMHSs) (NMHSs) National Sectoral Users National COF Delivery Mechanism

13 Partnerships Providing access to various user sectors –UN Agencies such as FAO, WHO,UNEP, UN WTO etc –Technical NGOs Mainstreaming climate information in policy and decision-making –World Bank, UNEP, ISDR, UNDP etc –Media –Private Sector Implementing the initiative –GPC, RCCs, Research Institutions –Regional Institutions such as ICPAC, ACMAD, RBOs etc –Regional groupings –Advanced NMHSs –UNDP Financing various activities –World Bank, Regional Banks, Development aid agencies

14 World Climate Conference-3 Better climate information for a better future Geneva, Switzerland 31 August–4 September 2009 Thank you!


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