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Publish Date:
8 April 2022

Impact-based forecasts that inform the public of what the weather will do rather than what weather will be are vital to save lives and livelihoods. Yet one in three people are still not adequately covered by early warning systems. Being prepared and able to act at the right time, in the right place, can save many lives and...

Publish Date:
23 March 2022

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to present this issue of the WMO Bulletin as a complement to the theme of World Meteorological Day “Early Warning and Early Action Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction”.

The Bulletin focusses on “Early warning and anticipatory action” with articles on harnessing technology and services, risk to resilience, the Global Multi-hazard Alert System, the WMO-UNDRR Centre of Excellence and on gender equality...

Publish Date:
8 March 2022

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” recognizing the leading role of women and girls in climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response.

WMO has long recognized that women are more vulnerable to climate change impacts than men, as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on the natural resources which climate change threatens the...

Publish Date:
24 February 2022

Different and multiple hazards, such as severe weather conditions in land and at sea, droughts, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, pose a serious threat to the Caribbean, which  is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. Combined, geological and hydro-meteorological hazards have affected more than 100 million people in the region,  causing significant economic losses and casualties.

The development of Early Warning Systems has been identified by the Sendai...

Publish Date:
14 February 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has started a virtual meeting (14 – 25 February 2022) to consider a landmark report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.

The report, the second instalment of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, integrates natural, social and economic sciences, highlighting the role of social justice and diverse forms of knowledge such as indigenous and local knowledge. It also reflects the increasing importance of urgent and...