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Publish Date: 16 November 2017
Early results of Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative presented at climate change conference Vulnerable communities in Africa and the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather as part of an international drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation. But further investments are needed to reduce the risks from hazards like tropical cyclones, floods and drought.
Publish Date: 13 December 2017
PARIS, 13 DEC 2017 Developing countries urgently need hydro-meteorological climate services and early warning systems to help their populations prepare and respond to extreme weather events. Such events, which are becoming more intense and frequent as a result of climate change, can cause devastation in the poorer regions of the world, whether through flooding, droughts, heatwaves, cyclones, hurricanes or extreme seasonal variations.
Publish Date: 12 December 2017
On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector gathered in Paris to drive forward climate action and financing of a Greener future.
Publish Date: 1 December 2017
With new funds provided by the Government of Canada, WMO and its partners are stepping up efforts to support disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia.
Publish Date: 19 May 2017
19 May 2017 - Climate change, associated extreme weather and demographic shifts means that record numbers of people are exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards. Improved early warning systems and more coordinated disaster risk reduction are therefore more important than ever before.
Publish Date: 24 May 2017
The top global forum on preventing and mitigating disaster impacts opened its biennial session on 23 May in the Mexican resort of Cancun with calls for more unified and concerted action against interlocking natural hazards that disrupt the lives of millions of people every year.
Publish Date: 30 June 2017
A global initiative is gaining momentum to improve multi-hazard early warning systems and so boost the resilience of the most vulnerable countries to extreme weather and the impacts of climate change.