Geneva University March 2012

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Transcript Geneva University March 2012

Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)
Presentation by M. Jarraud
World Meteorological Organization
International Scientific Conference on the
Regional Issues of Hydrometeorology
and Environmental Monitoring
Kazan, Russian Federation
2-4 October 2012
Climate information
for decision-making
Climate information increasingly critical for
a wide range of users
 Agriculture and food security
 Disaster risk reduction
 Energy production, transport and usage
 Finance and insurance
 Water quality/resources management
 Health
 Trade and commerce
 Transport
 Tourism
 Urban development/management
 Recreation and sports
 ...and many more...
4 initial GFCS priority sectors
 Water
 Food security
 Health
 Disaster risk reduction
GFCS structure
3 key challenges:
1) Bridging global observational gaps
2) Incorporating non-traditional data
3) Data exchange issues
Research, Modeling and Prediction:
towards a seamless transition
Climate Services
Information System
User Interface Platform
Examples of initial
GFCS elements
31st Greater Horn of Africa Climate
Outlook Forum; Djibouti, May 2012
Capacity Development to
extend GFCS benefits to the
developing world
IGAD Pilot RCC: Greater Horn of
Africa consensus-driven climate
outlook; July - September 201111
Other examples
Possible initial implementation
activities & projects
 Establish Framework leadership & management
 Define national mandates in climate services provision
 Strengthen capabilities in disaster risk reduction
 Improve communication between climate, agriculture
and food security communities
 Enhance partnerships between climate services and
water resources management
 Develop national working groups in climate and health
 Improve decision-making on climate-related risks
 Strengthen climate information regional infrastructure
 Advance in data recovery and digitizing
 Launch pilot projects
Anticipated GFCS milestones beyond the
WMO Congress extraordinary session
 End 2012: A detailed GFCS implementation plan aligned with WMO
Congress decisions will be considered at the inaugural Framework
Board intergovernmental plenary meeting;
 End 2013: Organizational phase completed, including supporting
secretariat and the relevant management & technical committee
 End 2017: Global access to improved climate services for the 4 initial
priority sectors, establishing the relevant technical committees and a
communication programme; completion of GFCS implementation
mid-term review;
 End 2021: Global access to improved climate services across all
climate sensitive sectors
3 closely-related issues:
 Adaptation to climate
variability and change
 Disaster risk reduction
 Sustainable development &
societal benefits
 Reinforcing developing
countries' adaptive
 Multidisciplinary partnerships
across all sectors
 Capacity building to be seen
as an investment, not an
A key opportunity:
 A Global Framework for
Climate Services
Thank you