Geneva University March 2012

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Transcript Geneva University March 2012

Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)
Presentation by M. Jarraud
Secretary-General
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...
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4 initial GFCS priority sectors
 Water
 Food security
 Health
 Disaster risk reduction
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GFCS structure
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3 key challenges:
1) Bridging global observational gaps
2) Incorporating non-traditional data
3) Data exchange issues
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Research, Modeling and Prediction:
towards a seamless transition
Climate Services
Information System
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User Interface Platform
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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
structures;
 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
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Summing-up
3 closely-related issues:
 Adaptation to climate
variability and change
 Disaster risk reduction
 Sustainable development &
societal benefits
Requirements:
 Reinforcing developing
countries' adaptive
capabilities
 Multidisciplinary partnerships
across all sectors
 Capacity building to be seen
as an investment, not an
expenditure
A key opportunity:
 A Global Framework for
Climate Services
Thank you
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