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Les îles de la COI (Union des Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, France/Réunion, Seychelles) sont en première ligne face au changement climatique. Alors qu’elles contribuent de manière négligeable aux émissions de gaz à effet de serre, elles risquent de subir des dégâts énormes et potentiellement irréversibles au niveau de l’environnement, de l’économie et de la société.
L’adaptation au changement climatique est donc pour elles une priorité absolue, nécessitant la mise en place d’actions appropriées et un soutien important de la part de la communauté internationale.
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Acclimate: un projet et un portail pour l'adaptation au changement climatique des îles de la Commission de l'Océan Indien
Les îles de la COI (Union des Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, France/Réunion, Seychelles) sont en première ligne face au changement climatique. Alors qu’elles contribuent de manière négligeable aux émissions de gaz à effet de serre, elles risquent de subir des dégâts énormes et potentiellement irréversibles au niveau de l’environnement, de l’économie et de la société.
L’adaptation au changement climatique est donc pour elles une priorité absolue, nécessitant la mise en place d’actions appropriées et un soutien important de la part de la communauté internationale.
Consciente de cette réalité, la Commission de l’Océan Indien a lancé en 2008 un projet régional d’adaptation au changement climatique, intitulé Acclimate. Premier projet de ce genre dans le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien, Acclimate est cofinancé par le Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (FFEM), le Ministère français des Affaires étrangères et européennes (MAEE / Agence Française de Développement - AFD) et la Région Réunion.
Format: DigitalThe WMO Aeronautical Meteorology Programme, a component of the WMO Applications of Meteorology Programme, has as its long term objective: the provision of meteorological support to meet the requirements of aviation for safe, economic and efficient air navigation.Published by: WMO
The WMO Aeronautical Meteorology Programme, a component of the WMO Applications of Meteorology Programme, has as its long term objective: the provision of meteorological support to meet the requirements of aviation for safe, economic and efficient air navigation.
Notes: Website of the programme with tools and publications.
Format: Digital (Standard Copyright)The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) provides the following services: Aggregating knowledge in addressing pertinent climatic risks, shared across region and across countries in addressing short, medium and long term adaptation needs; Harnessing knowledge for strategic planning processes including knowledge generated as pilots and also knowledge managed by other platforms; Providing tailored support in knowledge needs structured and packaged in a useable format to serve strategic planning processes; Harnessing knowledge platforms in powering strategic planning of regional frameworks ...Published by: UNEP
The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) provides the following services: Aggregating knowledge in addressing pertinent climatic risks, shared across region and across countries in addressing short, medium and long term adaptation needs; Harnessing knowledge for strategic planning processes including knowledge generated as pilots and also knowledge managed by other platforms; Providing tailored support in knowledge needs structured and packaged in a useable format to serve strategic planning processes; Harnessing knowledge platforms in powering strategic planning of regional frameworks like AMCEN. Building an alliance and coordination of knowledge platforms in the continent with the common purpose of supporting climate change response.
Format: DigitalL'Agence européenne pour l'environnement (AEE) est une agence de l'Union européenne. Notre mission est de fournir des informations fiables et indépendantes sur l'environnement. Nous constituons une des principales sources d'information pour tous ceux qui participent à mettre au point, adopter, mettre en œuvre et évaluer la politique environnementale, ainsi que pour le grand public. Actuellement, l'AEE compte 32 pays membres.Published by: AEE
L'Agence européenne pour l'environnement (AEE) est une agence de l'Union européenne. Notre mission est de fournir des informations fiables et indépendantes sur l'environnement. Nous constituons une des principales sources d'information pour tous ceux qui participent à mettre au point, adopter, mettre en œuvre et évaluer la politique environnementale, ainsi que pour le grand public. Actuellement, l'AEE compte 32 pays membres.
Language(s): French; Other Languages: English, Spanish
Format: DigitalLa Agencia Europea de Medio Ambiente (AEMA) es un organismo de la Unión Europea. Su labor es ofrecer información sólida e independiente sobre el medio ambiente. Es la fuente principal de información para los responsables del desarrollo, la aprobación, la ejecución y la evaluación de las políticas medioambientales, y también para el gran público. En la actualidad, la AEMA tiene 32 países miembros.Published by: AEMA
La Agencia Europea de Medio Ambiente (AEMA) es un organismo de la Unión Europea. Su labor es ofrecer información sólida e independiente sobre el medio ambiente. Es la fuente principal de información para los responsables del desarrollo, la aprobación, la ejecución y la evaluación de las políticas medioambientales, y también para el gran público. En la actualidad, la AEMA tiene 32 países miembros.
Language(s): Spanish; Other Languages: English, French
Format: DigitalPermalinkThe purpose of the Agricultural Meteorology Programme (AGMP) is to support food and agricultural production and activities. The Programme assists WMO Members in provision of meteorological and related services to the agricultural community to help develop sustainable and economically viable agricultural systems, improve production and quality, reduce losses and risks, decrease costs, increase efficiency in the use of water, labour and energy, conserve natural resources and decrease pollution by agricultural chemicals or other agents that contribute to the degradation of the environment.PermalinkAirBase is the air quality information system maintained by the EEA through the European topic centre on Air and Climate Change. It contains air quality data delivered annually under 97/101/EC Council Decision establishing a reciprocal exchange of information and data from networks and individual stations measuring ambient air pollution within the Member States (EoI Decision).PermalinkThe Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council.
The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues.
AMAP has produced a series of high quality scientifically-based assessments of the pollution status of the Arctic. The AMAP assessment reports (both the popular readable versions and detailed scienti ...PermalinkThe AMP consists of four essential programme areas:
Public weather services, agricultural meteorology, aeronautical meteorology and
marine meteorology and oceanography. These promote the development of infrastructure, expertise and services for the benefit of the general public and the economic sectors of agriculture, air and marine transport in Member Countries.PermalinkThe Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs and projects that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific, by:
- Developing and enhancing sustainable institutional disaster risk management capacities, frameworks and mechanisms, and supporting the development and implementation of government policies;
- facilitating the dissemination and exchange of disaster risk management expertise, exp ...PermalinkThe Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) is a joint initiative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP). It promotes the concept of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) as a new approach to flood management. The programme is being financially supported by the governments of Japan and Switzerland.PermalinkWithin the United Nations , it is the responsibility of WMO to provide the authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the atmosphere and climate of the Earth. To this end, the Atmospheric Research and Environment Programme department co-ordinates and stimulates research on the composition of the atmosphere and weather forecasting, focusing on extreme weather events and socio-economic impacts. AREP supports global research initiatives under programmatic guidance from the Commission for Atmospheric Science (CAS). It does this through two programmes: the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and ...Permalink"The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a Capacity-building Portal, a tool developed to help monitor and review capacity built to better mitigate and adapt to climate change. Users are able to customize search criteria, visualize data through interactive maps, bubbles and multicolored pie charts, line up results in tables and print them.
More specifically, the portal allows for: reviewing the types of capacity-building support provided at the global, regional and country level; tracking specific project activities and programmes; identifying and building on best practices; and iden ...PermalinkUN CC:Learn is a partnership of 30 UN agencies which supports Member States, UN agencies and other development partners in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. CC:Learn is included in the "One UN Climate Change Action Framework" of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination through the HLCP capacity development group convened by UNDP and UNEP.PermalinkThe Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) outlines a step-by-step process to identify if an activity, such as a project, programme, strategy, plan, policy or legislation, is influenced by, or vulnerable to, climate change. CCORAL then creates pathways for the identification and implementation of adaptation and mitigation options.
CCORAL provides information both at the regional and country level. However, only the CARICOM countries can currently be selected individually when using CCORAL, although CCCCC emphasizes that it is possible to expand the tool to co ...PermalinkThis "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.PermalinkThe European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information on: Expected climate change in Europe; Current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors; National and transnational adaptation strategies; Adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options; Tools that support adaptation planning.PermalinkCLAMER is a European Union 7th Framework Programme project Climate Change and Marine Ecosystem Research, involving 19 marine research institutes and universities from 11 European countries covering all regional seas. The project builds upon the concept that there is a gap between what is known through research and what policy makers and the public know and understand about the effects of climate change on the oceans; this gap needs to be filled to help catalyse formulation and acceptance of the necessary mitigation and adaptation measures for the marine environment. Therefore, CLAMER will comp ...PermalinkClimate Change Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change. It was launched in 2008 and is managed by by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services, which is fully responsible for the content posted on Climate Change Policy & Practice. Information on United Nations activities is provided in cooperation with the UN system agencies, funds and programmes through the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UN CEB) Secretariat and the UN Communications Group ...PermalinkThe Coalition's initial focus is on methane, black carbon, and HFCs. At the same time, Partners recognize that action on Short lived climate pollutants must complement and supplement, not replace, global action to reduce carbon dioxide, in particular efforts under the UNFCCC.
The Coalition's objectives are to address short lived climate pollutants by: Raising awareness of short lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies; Enhancing and developing new national and regional actions, including by identifying and overcoming barriers, enhancing capacity, and mobilizing ...PermalinkPermalinkThe Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (Kenya CIC) is a World Bank-infoDev initiative (infoDev) designed to support the development and scale of locally relevant climate technologies in Kenya. Funded by UK Aid and DANIDA, the Kenya CIC provides incubation, capacity building services and financing to Kenyan entrepreneurs and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are developing innovative climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.PermalinkThis project has been prepared in response to demand from a range of practitioners and government officials in developing countries, including demand expressed through members of the Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network (CLEAN).PermalinkThe climate policy tracker is a comprehensive review of policies of EU member states that affect greenhouse gas emissions. It provides an overview of the policy situation of each member state broken down by sector and policy area. In addition, it provides a rating to measure the impact of these climate policies, via 83 indicators. The indicators do not only measure whether policies directed at emission reduction are in place, but also whether counterproductive policies and barriers for emission reduction are adequately removed.PermalinkPara el cumplimiento de sus funciones el Comité Oceanográfico Nacional realiza y/o participa en diversas actividades:
• Organización de las reuniones de la Asamblea, del Consejo Técnico de Planificación y Programación y de los Grupos de Trabajo propios del CONA, en donde se discuten temas de interés, problemas y otros aspectos relacionados con la investigación en ciencias del mar.
•- Organización, colaboración o patrocinio de diversos eventos y cursos relacionados con alguna temática en ciencias del mar. La mayoría de los eventos organizados por el Comité, tiene e ...PermalinkThis web site is provided and maintained by the Commission for Aeronautical Met Expert Team on Education and Training (CAeM ET/ET), a voluntary group convened under the auspices of the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme (AeMP) of the World Meteorological Organization. The CAeM ET/ET comprises aeronautical meteorology experts from around the world as nominated by individual WMO member states and then endorsed during CAeM XIV in Hong Kong in February 2010.PermalinkAs one of the eight technical commissions of WMO, the Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM) provides guidance in the field of agricultural meteorology by studying and reviewing the available science and technology; proposes international standards for methods, procedures; provides a forum for the examination and resolution of relevant scientific and technical issues; promotes the training and the transfer of knowledge and methodologies, including the results of research, between WMO Members; and promotes international cooperation and maintains close cooperation in scientific and techn ...PermalinkThe mission of the CAS is, through the GAW and WWRP-THORPEX Programmes:
- Support research in atmospheric science
- Reduce and mitigate natural disasters
- Protect the environment
- Enhance understanding and response to environmental changePermalinkThe main activities of the Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) are related to the development, implementation and operation of integrated systems for observing, data processing, data communication and data management, and to the provision of public weather services, in response to requirements of all WMO Programmes and opportunities provided by technological developments. CBS is the lead Technical Commission for the overall World Weather Watch Programme (WWW), the WMO Space Programme and the Public Weather Services Programme.PermalinkThe Commission for Climatology advises and guides the activities of the World Climate Programme, through the World Climate Applications and Services Programme, and the World Climate Data and Monitoring Programmewhile providing support to many activities under the framework of the Climate Agenda.PermalinkLa Commission mixte internationale s'emploie à prévenir et à résoudre les différends entre les États-Unis d'Amérique et le Canada en vertu du Traité des eaux limitrophes de 1909 et veille au bien commun des deux pays en tant qu'organe indépendant et objectif conseillant les deux gouvernements.
En particulier, la Commission étudie les demandes d'approbation de projets d'ouvrages touchant les eaux frontalières et transfrontalières et peut réglementer l'exploitation de ces ouvrages. Elle assiste les deux pays pour la protection de l'environnement dans les régions frontalières, y co ...PermalinkThe COP serves as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which also adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of its provisions.
This annual meeting is referred to as the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).
However, Parties to the Convention that are not Parties to the Protocol are able to participate in the CMP as observers, but without the right to take decisions.PermalinkCountries and national platforms are key partners to implementing disaster risk reduction strategies at a country level to help build resilient communities.
Visit the countries [...] to learn about their disaster reduction activities.PermalinkDMI tilbyder en lang række meteorologiske og oceanografiske data:
Observations- og klimadata
Radar og satellitdata
Samtidig tilbyder DMI et antal præsentationsprogrammer, tilrettelagt mod at give beslutningsstøtte ude i den enkelte virksomhedPermalinkThis database contains information about environmental resources and services provided by more than 350 public and academic libraries, environmental information centres, government institutions, and other organisations in 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.PermalinkDisaster risk reduction is at the core of the mission of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its 188 Members. WMO, through its scientific and technical programmes, its network of Global Meteorological Centres and Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres, and the NMHSs, provides scientific and technical services. This includes observing, detecting, monitoring, predicting and early warning of a wide range of weather–, climate- and water-related hazards. Through a coordinated approach, and working with its partners, ...PermalinkDriasles futurs du climat a pour vocation de mettre à disposition des projections climatiques régionalisées réalisées dans les laboratoires français de modélisation du climat (IPSL, CERFACS, CNRM-GAME). Les informations climatiques sont délivrées sous différentes formes graphiques ou numériques.
Driasles futurs du climat propose une démarche d’appropriation en trois étapes : l’Espace Accompagnement présente un guide d’utilisation et de bonnes pratiques pour les projections climatiques. L’Espace Découverte permet d’appréhender l’information suivant différents axes, les modèles, l ...PermalinkThe European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) is the new Europe-wide register that provides easily accessible key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It replaces and improves upon the previous European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER).PermalinkThe Education and Training Office manages the Education and Training Programme, which serves as an advisory body on all aspects of technical and scientific education and training in meteorology and operational hydrology.PermalinkPermalinkيتبع المركز الإقليمي للأوزون ادارة البحوث الفيزيائية والجوية التابعة للإدارة العامة للبحث العلمي التابع للادارة المركزية لبحوث الارصاد الجوية ثم للسيد/ رئيس مجلس الإدارة والممثل الدائم لمصر بالمنظمة العالمية للأرصاد الجوية. ويشرف عليه كبير باجثين بدرجة مدير عام عضوا باللجنة الدولية للأوزون (IOC ). ويتكون المركز الإقليمي للأوزون منPermalink"Eldis is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex. Its aim is to share the best in development policy, practice and research. It contains more than 22,000 summarised documents from over 4,500 development organisations - all available free to download."PermalinkThe main objective of the database is to serve the purposes of humanitarian action at national and international levels. It is an initiative aimed to rationalise decision making for disaster preparedness, as well as providing an objective base for vulnerability assessment and priority setting.
EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agenci ...PermalinkWMO's Emergency Response Activities (ERA) programme involves the application of specialized atmospheric dispersion-modelling techniques to track and predict the spread of airborne hazardous substances in the event of an environmental emergency. This kind of specialized application depends directly on the operational infrastructure of the numerical weather prediction systems that are implemented and maintained at many of the global, regional or national meteorological centres within WMO's World Weather Watch system.PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries.PermalinkThe fifteenth session of the Commission for Basic Systems (CBS-XV) (Jakarta, Indonesia, 10-15 September 2012) agreed the BUFR editions 3 and the CREX edition 1 should be removed from the Manual on Codes, Volume I.2 (WMO-No. 306) and retained on the WMO Website.PermalinkThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor an ...PermalinkGAWSIS is being developed and maintained by QA/SAC Switzerland in collaboration with the WMO GAW Secretariat, the GAW World Data Centres and other GAW representatives to improve the management of information about the GAW network of ground-based stations. The goal is to provide the GAW community and other interested people with an up-to-date, searchable data base of site descriptions, measurements programs and data available, contact people.PermalinkAs climate change impacts become more apparent and global negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are prolonged, have we adequately considered actions that complement carbon emission reductions, such as climate engineering or geoengineering? Geoengineering refers to deliberate large-scale interventions in the Earth’s climate system in order to moderate global warming. Do potential gains from using geoengineering to slow or contain climate change impacts outweigh possible negative impacts on people and biodiversity?PermalinkThe Group on Earth Observations is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS.
GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries. These high-level meetings recognized that international collaboration is essential for exploiting the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision making in an increasingly complex and environmentally stressed world.PermalinkThe Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of WMO is a partnership involving 80 countries, which provides reliable scientific data and information on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, its natural and anthropogenic change, and helps to improve the understanding of interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans and the biosphere.PermalinkWebpage allowing online access to GCOS Publications (reports, technical papers, brochures, press releases and articles, posters ...)PermalinkThe main purpose of the Global Data-processing and Forecasting Systems (GDPFS) shall be to prepare and make available to Members in the most cost-effective way meteorological analyses and forecast products. The design, functions, organizational structure and operations of the GDPFS shall be in accordance with Members' needs and their ability to contribute to and benefit from the system.PermalinkGDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.PermalinkThe global (land and ocean) average temperature increase between 1850 and 2010 was 0.81 0C using combined UK Met Office Hadley centre and University of East Anglia - Climate Research Unit HadCRUT3 dataset compared to the 1850 - 1899 period average temperature and 0.89 0C using Goddard Institute for Space Studies - GISS dataset compared to the 1880 - 1899 period average temperature. All used temperature records show the 2000s decade (2001 - 2010) was the warmest decade...PermalinkGlobal Observing System (GOS): The coordinated system of methods and facilities for making meteorological and other environmental observations on a global scale in support of all WMO Programmes; the system is comprised of operationally reliable surface-based and space-based subsystems. The GOS comprises observing facilities on land, at sea, in the air and in outer space. These facilities are owned and operated by the Member countries of WMO each of which undertakes to meet certain responsibilities in the agreed global scheme so that all countries can benefit from the consolidated efforts.PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WMOWebpage allowing online access to GCOS Publications (reports, presentations, agreements and communications ...)PermalinkThe Global Platform for Disaster Reduction was established in 2007 as a biennial forum for information exchange, discussion of latest development and knowledge and partnership building across sectors, with the goal to improve implementation of disaster risk reduction through better communication and coordination amongst stakeholders. The Global Platform is managed by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is now the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of ...PermalinkThe Global Telecommunication System (GTS) is defined as: "The co-ordinated global system of telecommunication facilities and arrangements for the rapid collection, exchange and distribution of observations and processed information within the framework of the World Weather Watch."PermalinkThe mission of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is to be a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research, teaching and training in climate change and the environment.PermalinkGRID-Arendal is an official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborating centre, supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through:
* Environmental information management and assessment
* Capacity building services
* Outreach and communication tools, methodologies and productsPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) - WMODrought is widely recognized as a slow creeping natural hazard that occurs as a consequence of the natural climatic variability. In recent years, concern has grown world-wide that droughts may be increasing in frequency and severity given the changing climatic conditions. Responses to droughts in most parts of the world are generally reactive in terms of crisis management and are known to be untimely, poorly coordinated and disintegrated. Consequently, the economic, social and environmental impacts of droughts have increased significantly worldwide. Because of their long-term socio-economic im ...PermalinkThe Historical Hurricane Tracks website includes tropical cyclone data and information on coastal county hurricane strike data through 2011 while also providing links to detailed reports on the life history and effects of U.S. tropical cyclones since 1958.PermalinkHOMS is the acronym for the Hydrological Operational Multipurpose System established by the World Meteorological Organization for the transfer of technology in hydrology and water resources.
This technology is usually in the form of descriptions of hydrological instruments, technical manuals or computer programs, material which has been made available for inclusion in HOMS by the Hydrological Services of member countries of WMO from the techniques which they themselves use in their normal operations. This is an important aspect of the HOMS philosophy in that it ensures that the technolo ...PermalinkAs the world enters the 21st Century, it faces many challenges, above all that of establishing a sustainable way of life that would not threaten future generations. One of the essential elements of life on this planet is freshwater. Sustainable development therefore demands sustainable management of the world's limited resources of freshwater. Water resources cannot be managed, however, unless we know where they are, in what quantity and quality, and how variable they are likely to be in the foreseeable future.PermalinkTechniques used for calculating discharge based on the measurements of one or more ancillary variables.PermalinkThe Hydrological Information Referral Service (INFOHYDRO) is a service for the distribution of hydrological information to the member countries of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and their experts, agencies and enterprises engaged in projects related to water-resource assessment, development and management.Permalink"Vision:
“To Make IITM a World Centre of Excellence in Basic Research on the Ocean-Atmosphere Climate System required for improvement of Weather and Climate Forecasts”
- To develop outstanding research talent capable of understanding and exploring enlightened and effective Atmospheric sciences.
- To further the advancement of Research in Ocean-Atmosphere by undertaking relevant scientific programmes.
- To collaborate with other similar research institutions, in the development and application of clim ...PermalinkThe Instruments and Methods of Observation Programme (IMOP) sets technical standards, quality control procedures and guidance for the use of meteorological instruments and observation methods in order to promote development documentation and world-wide standardization.PermalinkThe indicators and indices listed are based from the IDMP Handbook on Drought Indicators and Indices and have been drawn from IDMP and partner literature and online searches. They are categorized by type and ease of use, and grouped into the following classifications: (a) meteorology, (b) soil moisture, (c) hydrology, (d) remote sensing and (e) composite or modelled. Although listed by ‘ease of use’, it is possible that any, all or none of the indicators may be suitable for a particular application, based on user knowledge, ...PermalinkEstablished in 1960, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development in order to learn more and better manage the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas. Through the application of this knowledge the Commission aims to improve management practices and the decision-making process of its Member States, foster sustainable development and protect the marine environment. In addition, The Commission strives to further develo ...PermalinkIGAC coordinates and fosters atmospheric chemistry research towards a sustainable world by facilitating international collaboration of atmospheric chemistry and multi-disciplinary research, coordinating the synthesis, assessment, and summary of research, cultivating the next generation of atmospheric chemist, and acting as the liaison between the atmospheric chemistry community and the broader Earth System Sustainability community. Although IGAC does not conduct or fund research directly, it does provide an internationally recognized "added value" to atmospheric chemistry research. IGAC aims t ...PermalinkThe International Joint Commission prevents and resolves disputes between the United States of America and Canada under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty and pursues the common good of both countries as an independent and objective advisor to the two governments.
In particular, the Commission rules upon applications for approval of projects affecting boundary or transboundary waters and may regulate the operation of these projects; it assists the two countries in the protection of the transboundary environment, including the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreemen ...PermalinkThe International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a strategic framework, adopted by United Nations Member States in 2000, aiming to guide and coordinate the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve substantive reduction in disaster losses and build resilient nations and communities as an essential condition for sustainable development.Permalink"IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges"PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - IPCCThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.Permalink
Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues. From Knowledge to Action will bring together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples. The IPY 2012 Conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into ...PermalinkIRENA, 2012The IRENA Renewable Energy Country Profiles take stock of the latest development of renewable energy in two regions where renewable energy can make a significant contribution to combat climate change and bring modern energy services to everyone: Africa and the Pacific.
The country profiles combine elements of IRENA analysis with the latest information available from a vast array of sources in order to give a brief yet comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the situation of renewable energy that includes energy supply, electrical capacity, energy access, policies, targets, investment cl ...PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - WMOWorldwide marine meteorological and oceanographic communities are working in partnership under the umbrella of the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology, in order to respond to interdisciplinary requirements for met/ocean observations, data management and service products.PermalinkThe place to learn about monitoring the weather and climate from space.Permalink18 April 2012: As part of its Making Cities Resilient Campaign, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has launched the Local Government Self Assessment Tool, to support cities in managing disaster risk. UNISDR reports that 2011 was the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters.
The tool aims to increase understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR), allowing cities to establish baselines and identify planning and investment gaps for risk reduction and climate change adaptation. According to UNISDR, the new tool has been piloted in over 20 c ...Permalink
The goal of Many Strong Voices is to promote the well-being, security, and sustainability of coastal communities in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by bringing these regions together to take action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to tell their stories to the world.
The Arctic and SIDS are barometers of global environmental change. As they are on the frontlines of climate change, they are also critical testing grounds for the ideas and programmes that will strengthen the adaptive capacities of human societies confronting climate change.
PermalinkThe mission of the Marine Meteorology and Oceanography Programme (MMOP) is to regulate, coordinate and facilitate the sustained provision of global and regional coverage observational data, products and services to address the continued and expanding requirements of the maritime user community for met-ocean services and information, focusing on safety of life and property at sea, integrated coastal management and societal impacts.Permalink"The Met Office is the UK's National Weather Service.
We have a long history of weather forecasting and have been working in the area of climate change for more than two decades."PermalinkMETEOTERM is WMO terminology database. It contains specialized terminology in six languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. METEOTERM includes the International Meteorological Vocabulary, the International Glossary of Hydrology, the WMO abbreviations and acronyms and terms from related sciences that appear in WMO documents.PermalinkMETEOTERM est la base de données terminologique de l'Organisation météorologique mondiale. Il s'agit d'un recueil de termes spécialisés en six langues: anglais, arabe, chinois, français, russe et espagnol. METEOTERM comprend le Vocabulaire terminologique international, le Glossaire d'hydrologie, la liste des abbréviations et des acronymes de l'OMM et certains termes relevant des sciences connexes qui figurent dans les documents de l'OMM.PermalinkMETEOTERM es la base de datos terminológica de la OMM. Contiene terminología especializada en árabe, chino, español, francés, inglés y ruso. METEOTERM incluye el Vocabulario Meteorológico Internacional, el Glosario Hidrológico Internacional y términos de ciencias afines que se utilizan en documentos de la OMM.PermalinkMETEOTEРM — это терминологическая база данных Всемирной Метеорологической Организации. Она содержит специализированные термины на шести языках: английском, арабском, испанском, китайском, русском и французском. METEOTEРM включает в себя Международный метеорологический словарь, Международный гидрологический словарь, а также термины из смежных наук, встречающиеся в документах ВМО.PermalinkWaterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resourcesPermalink
One of the most urgent challenges facing countries across the world today is how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project, The New Climate Economy, have been set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on these crucial issues.
The Commission brings together expert research institutes from five continents, overseen by an International Council comprising former heads of government and finance ministers and leade ...PermalinkNORMLEX es una base de datos trilingüe que contiene los Convenios y Recomendaciones de la OIT, ratificaciones, comentarios de la Comisión de Expertos y del Comité de Libertad Sindical, reclamaciones, quejas, interpretaciones, estudios generales, y numerosos documentos vinculados.PermalinkNORMLEX est une base de données trilingue contenant les textes des conventions et recommandations de l'OIT, les listes des ratifications, les commentaires de la Commission d'experts et du Comité de la liberté syndicale, les réclamations, les plaintes, les interprétations, les études d'ensemble et d'autres documents.PermalinkNORMLEX is a trilingual database containing ILO Conventions and Recommendations, ratification information, comments of the Committee of Experts and the Committee on Freedom of Association, representations, complaints, interpretations, General Surveys, and numerous related documents.PermalinkOSCAR is a resource developed by WMO in support of Earth Observation applications, studies and global coordination.
It contains quantitative user-defined requirements for observation of physical variables in application areas of WMO (i.e. related to weather, water and climate). OSCAR also provides detailed information on all earth observation satellites and instruments, and expert analyses of space-based capabilities.
The tool constitutes a building block of WIGOS and more specifically, the so-called Rolling Requirements Review process. OSCAR targets all users int ...PermalinkBringing information on ocean acidification to scientists, policymakers and the publicPermalinkResources, Frequently Asked Questions section and contacts on this topic.PermalinkThe impact of climate change on our environment, our economies and our security is one of the defining issues of our era. The OECD is at the forefront of climate change analysis, promoting environmentally and economically rational policies related to adaptation, mitigation, technology, financing and development.PermalinkOCHA is the arm of the UN Secretariat that is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate for the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions.PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThis Museum of Weather Research celebrates the 20th anniversary of the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). WWRP was established in 1998 to foster advances in weather prediction research that mitigate the impacts of high-impact weather events on society. WWRP coordinates scientific working groups as well as national and international research projects focused on specific high priority areas.PermalinkThe Open Climate Network (OCN) is developing a set of climate policy tracking and assessment tools that will help people raise the right questions about climate-related policy design and implementation in their countries. These tools will generate a nuanced, contextualized, independent, and peer-reviewed understanding of climate policy implementation for both domestic and international audiences. Our aim is to harness the insights captured through the assessment tools and use them to engage civil society and others in the interest of improving policy design and implementation.PermalinkL'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture joue un rôle de chef de file dans les efforts internationaux de lutte contre la faim. La FAO, qui est au service à la fois des pays développés et des pays en développement, est une tribune neutre au sein de laquelle tous les pays se réunissent sur un pied d'égalité pour négocier des accords et débattre de politiques. La FAO est également une source de savoir et d'informations. Elle aide les pays en développement et les pays en transition à moderniser et à améliorer les pratiques agricoles, forestières et halieutiques, et à g ...PermalinkL'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture joue un rôle de chef de file dans les efforts internationaux de lutte contre la faim. La FAO, qui est au service à la fois des pays développés et des pays en développement, est une tribune neutre au sein de laquelle tous les pays se réunissent sur un pied d'égalité pour négocier des accords et débattre de politiques. La FAO est également une source de savoir et d'informations. Elle aide les pays en développement et les pays en transition à moderniser et à améliorer les pratiques agricoles, forestières et halieutiques, et à g ...PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkAs a key initiative of the Pacific Climate Change Science Program "Pacific Climate Futures" assists decision makers and planners in 15 partner countries of the Asia-Pacific region in understanding how their climate has changed and how it may change in the future.
The Pacific Climate Futures web-tool has been designed to provide information and guidance in the generation of national climate projections and facilitate the generation of data for detailed impact and risk assessments.PermalinkPartnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) continues to build and strengthen coastal and ocean governance in the seas of East Asia through intergovernmental, interagency and multistakeholder partnerships.PermalinkThe WMO Polar Observations, Research and Services (PORS) activities promote and coordinate relevant programmes that are carried out in the Antarctic and Arctic regions by nations and by groups of nations. It interfaces with all WMO programmes, including the World Weather Watch (WWW), and other related programmes throughout the world, meeting global needs and requirements for meteorological observations, research and services in the polar regions.PermalinkWhile climate change poses a number of risks to vulnerable communities and businesses around the world, many opportunities are unfolding for private companies to implement actions towards reducing risks to their business operations, as well as investing in adaptation action in vulnerable regions in a sustainable and profitable manner [...].PermalinkEn la Cumbre del Milenio de las Naciones Unidas, celebrada en 2000, los líderes del mundo asignaron al desarrollo un papel central dentro del programa mundial mediante los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, que establecen metas claras para reducir la pobreza, la enfermedad, el analfabetismo, la degradación del medio ambiente y la discriminación contra la mujer para el año 2015. Presente en 166 países, el PNUD utiliza su red mundial para ayudar al sistema de las Naciones Unidas y a sus asociados a despertar una mayor conciencia y verificar los progresos realizados, a la vez que conecta a los ...PermalinkPermalinkLe PNUD est le réseau mondial de développement dont dispose le système des Nations Unies. Il prône le changement, et relie les pays aux connaissances, expériences et ressources dont leurs populations ont besoin pour améliorer leur vie. Nous sommes présents sur le terrain dans 166 pays, les aidant à identifier leurs propres solutions aux défis nationaux et mondiaux auxquels ils sont confrontés en matière de développement. Pour renforcer leurs capacités, ces pays peuvent s'appuyer à tout moment sur le personnel du PNUD et son large éventail de partenaires.PermalinkThe objective of the Programme on Basic Systems in Hydrology (BSH) is to assist NHSs in the development and maintenance of their activities for the provision of data and products with an emphasis on quality assurance, thereby promoting the effective use of hydrological data and information in support of sustainable socio-economic development. It covers the collection, transmission and storage of hydrologic data and their analysis. It is designed to facilitate assessment and appreciation of the socio-economic benefits of hydrological data and information, provision of water-related services and ...PermalinkThe main objective of the Programme on Capacity Building in Hydrology and Water Resources Management (CBH) is to facilitate the rational development and operation of NHSs, including staff education and training, increased public awareness of the importance of hydrologicalactivities, and provision of support through technical cooperation activities. CBH aim, whose implementation cross-cuts with that of BSH and HFW programmes, is to provide guidance material to assist NHSs in implementing institutional improvements, to build their capacity to assess the economic and social benefits of the servic ...PermalinkDiscover and learn about protected areas.PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - WMOLaunched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. The PROVIA website provides an interactive platform for a growing network of scientists, practitioners and decision makers working towards identifying knowledge gaps and meeting policy needs in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation research.
PROVIA's vision is to create an interface between the scientific community and decision make ...PermalinkThe purpose of the WMO Public Weather Services Programme (PWSP) is to strengthen the capabilities of WMO Members to meet the needs of society through provision of comprehensive weather services, with a particular emphasis on public safety and welfare, and to foster a better understanding by the public of the capabilities of their respective National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), and how best to use the services that NMHSs deliver.PermalinkThe fifteenth World Meteorological Organization Congress (Geneva, May 2007), attended by 163 Member countries, confirmed serious concern at the continuous threat to radio frequency bands allocated for meteorological and related environmental systems expressed by the Fourteenth Congress and adopted Resolution 4 (Cg-XV) – Radio frequencies for meteorological and related environmental activities – in which WMO’s 188 Member states and territories are urged to make all efforts to do their utmost to ensure the availability and protection of suitable radio frequency bands required for meteorological ...PermalinkThe overall objective of the Regional Programme (RP) is to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the six Regional Associations of the Organization in coordinating meteorological, hydrological, climatological and related activities of their Members. The RP provides a framework for regional cooperation in the implementation of the WMO strategies, policies and programmes taking into account regional requirements, capacities and priorities.PermalinkCe site présente les observations, la climatologie et les prévisions officielles pour un certain nombre de villes fournies par les services météorologiques et hydrologiques nationaux. Les services météorologiques nationaux réalisent les observations météorologiques dans leur pays respectifs. Des liens vers leurs sites web ainsi que vers les organisations touristiques sont fournis quand cela est possible. Un pictogramme accompagné d'une courte phrase résument le temps prévu pour une journée.
Les médias peuvent faire référence à ce site et créer des liens à conditon de citer les s ...PermalinkEn este sitio Web se presentan observaciones, predicciones y datos climatológicos OFICIALES de un cierto número de ciudades proporcionados por los diferentes Servicios Hidrológicos y Meteorológicos Nacionales, que realizan las observaciones en sus países respectivos. También se ofrecen, cuando es posible, enlaces a sus páginas oficiales y de información turística. Las predicciones para cada jornada se expresan mediante un símbolo y una frase corta.
Los medios de comunicación pueden hacer uso de la información contenida en este sitio citando siempre la fuente.
A dí ...PermalinkActividades:
Recopilar, centralizar y procesar la información de las estaciones meteorológicas, hidrológicas, agrometeorológica y ambientales.
Organizar, fomentar y dirigir estudios técnicos especializados en el país, ejecutados por entidades nacionales o extranjeras.
Divulgar información técnica y científica.
Realizar y formular estudios de investigación, acorde con las necesidades del país y la defensa nacional.
Participar en estudios científicos y proyectos del medio ambiente atmosférico.
Organizar, o ...PermalinkThe information in this World Meteorological Organization (WMO) website is based on advisories issued by Regional Specialized Meteorological Centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs), and official warnings issued by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) for their respective countries or regions. The media may use this information for their broadcasting services on the radio or TV. When doing so, it should be indicated that they are issued by the respective RSMCs, TCWCs or NMHSs.
As different participating Members may give different locatio ...PermalinkHOMS es la sigla en inglés del Sistema de Hidrología Operativa para Fines Múltiples, creado por la Organización Meteorológica Mundial para la transferencia de tecnología en hidrología y los recursos hídricos.
Esta tecnología se encuentra normalmente en la forma de descripciones de instrumentos hidrológicos, manuales técnicos o programas de computador, material que ha sido ofrecido para ser incorporado al HOMS por los Servicios Hidrológicos de los países miembros de la OMM a partir de las técnicas que ellos mismos usan en sus operaciones de rutina. Este es un aspecto importante de la fil ...PermalinkThe SEEVCCC mission: Fulfilling the needs of SEE countries for information on subregional climate change on permanent basis; Providing permanent support for capacity building of national hydrometeorological services in terms of human resources and improvement of products and services in the area of climate change in the subregion; Linking science and adaptation planning policy planning, as well as management of climate change risk, and Serving as a model partnership between national hydrometeorological services in the region and other interested institutions dealing with climate change, as wel ...PermalinkThe Supersites have data for the study of natural hazards in geologically active regions, including information from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), GPS crustal deformation measurements, and earthquakes. The data are provided in the spirit of GEO, ESA, NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), that easy access to Earth science data will promote their use and advance scientific research, ultimately leading to reduced loss of life from natural hazards.PermalinkSHOFM est l'acronyme pour le système hydrologique opérationnel à fins multiples établi par l'organisation météorologique mondiale pour le transfert de technologies en hydrologie et ressources hydriques.
Cette technologie est habituellement disponible sous forme de descriptions d'instruments hydrologiques, de manuels techniques ou de logiciels. Ce matériel a été mis à disposition du SHOFM par les services hydrologiques des pays membres de l'OMM et provient des techniques qu'ils emploient eux-mêmes dans leurs tâches habituelles. Ceci est un aspect important de la philosophie du SHOFM, en ...PermalinkThe Commission for Hydrology (CHy) shapes the water related activities of the WMO and addresses issues related to the basic hydrological observation network, water resources assessment, flood forecasting and management, adaptability to climate variability and change and promotes exchange of technology and capacity building. In particular the outcomes of its deliberations provide guidance to WMO Member countries and WMO Secretariat for the implementation of the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme of WMO.PermalinkTechnical Cooperation ensures, through collaborative efforts of Members, for their mutual benefit, the enhancement and development of the capabilities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) so that they can contribute to and participate efficiently in the implementation of WMO Programmes, for the benefit of the global community and in support of national socio-economic development activities.PermalinkTIGGE-LAM currently groups five European ensemble systems in a standard data format, and five more will be added in the near future [see table].
TIGGE-LAM is an extension of the THORPEX Interactive Grand Global Ensemble (TIGGE) archive to include weather forecasts from limited area model (LAM) ensembles. These forecasts are produced on grids between 10 and 2 km resolution and provide detailed information for the short range, up to a few days ahead. This complements the larger-scale information provided by the global data in the established TIGGE archive.PermalinkAs a follow-up to the High-Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2010 and as announced by the Secretary-General at the G20 Leaders’ Session on Development in November 2010, the Secretary-General proposed an initiative to better track the commitments made in support of the MDGs. The IIF, a web-based tool, was endorsed by the United Nations System Chief Executive’s Board (CEB). It will serve as a one-stop resource for policymakers, academics, researchers and civil society interested in what governments and the international community have done and are doing in suppor ...PermalinkThe Trade Knowledge Network (TKN) is the collaboration of research institutions in developed and developing countries located in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Trade Knowledge Network is aimed at building long-term capacity to address issues of trade and sustainable development in developing country research institutions, non-governmental organizations and governments through increased awareness, knowledge and understanding of the issues.
The Trade Knowledge Network is managed collaboratively by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada) and the Interna ...PermalinkDevelopment of the Tropical Cyclone Forecaster Website was under the WMO TCP Sub-Project No. 24 which was established in response to a recommendation from IWTC-IV (Haikou, Hainan, China, 1998) and IWTC-V (Cairns, Australia, 2002).
The Purpose or Objective of the Web site was to provide a plaform that will serve as a source that tropical cyclone forecasters can access to obtain forecasting tools concerning tropical cyclone development, motion, intensification, wind distribution, and analysis using both conventional data sources and remote sensing sources. It will contain techniques and b ...PermalinkThis website of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is aimed to serve as a platform for the information sources for tropical cyclone forecasters to obtain data and tools which are useful for monitoring and forecasting of tropical cyclones. Forecasters may access the various sources providing conventional and specialized data/products including those from numerical predictions and remote sensing observations as well as forecasting tools concerning tropical cyclone development, motion, intensification and wind distribution. It will continue to develop along with the availability of new ...PermalinkThe Tropical Cyclone Programme is a part of WMO's Weather and Disaster Risk Reduction Services Department tasked to establish national and regionally coordinated systems to ensure that the loss of life and damage caused by tropical cyclones are reduced to a minimum.Permalink"L’UICN, Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature, aide à trouver des solutions pratiques aux problèmes de l’environnement et du développement les plus pressants de l’heure"Permalink"La UICN, Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, contribuye a encontrar soluciones pragmáticas para los principales desafíos ambientales y de desarrollo que enfrenta el planeta"PermalinkDesertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Established in 1994, UNCCD is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found. In the ten-year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018) that was adopted in 2007, Parties to the Conventi ...PermalinkUNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.PermalinkMission:
To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.PermalinkThe website is targeted primarily at people working in government who have policy or technical responsibilities related to the Climate Change Convention. Members of nongovernmental organizations - be they environmental, business, or related to local government - will find the latest information on what is happening. In addition, staff of United Nations and other international organizations, researchers, academics and journalists will find a valuable information resource.
For those who need a quick introduction to climate change and the Convention, a specially prepared web articl ...PermalinkDeveloped as a collaborative project of several United Nations System libraries, this guide directs researchers to UN entities and documents concerned with disaster prevention, to relevant materials in each library’s print and electronic collections, and to key sources of information from other organizations.PermalinkEl portal en español del sitio web de la Secretaría de la CMNUCC no es la reproducción literal de la versión inglesa. Tiene como fin principal destacar los principales puntos de interés para los países de lengua española y, en particular, los países en desarrollo y los países menos adelantados sobre la información relativa al cambio climático. Además, el número de documentos disponibles en español es relativamente limitado, ya que es técnicamente imposible reproducir todos los documentos del sitio en inglés. La versión española contiene los siguientes apartados:
Información bási ...PermalinkLe portail de langue française du site internet du Secrétariat de la CCNUCC n'est pas une reproduction littérale de la version anglaise. Il a pour but principal de faire ressortir les principaux centres d'intérêt des pays francophones, notamment des pays en voie de développement et des pays les moins avancés sur l'information relative aux changements climatiques. De plus, le nombre de documents disponibles en français étant relativement limité, il est techniquement impossible de reproduire tous les documents du site anglais. La version française du site est, entre autres, composée des rubrique ...PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) - WMOEstablished by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), the Virtual Laboratory for Training and Education in Satellite Meteorology (VLab) is a global network of specialized training centres and meteorological satellite operators working together to improve the utilisation of data and products from meteorological and environmental satellites.PermalinkIn 1967, WMO set up the Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP) to encourage support and collaboration between the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of its currently 189 Member countries. The VCP focuses on meeting the needs of Members through direct financing, and / or transfer of expertise and technology between Members.PermalinkUN-Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters.PermalinkWISE is a partnership between the European Commission (DG Environment, Joint Research Centre and Eurostat) and the European Environment Agency, known as “the Group of Four” (Go4).PermalinkWaterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resources.PermalinkWaterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resourcesPermalinkWaterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resourcesPermalinkWMO data provide the basis for better understanding the climatology of severe weather and extreme events such as tropical cyclones, El Niño, floods, heat waves, cold waves, droughts and other natural hazards, contributing to saving both lives and property, and improving our understanding and monitoring of the climate system and environment. WMO has drawn attention to issues of major concern, such as ozone layer depletion, global warming, climate change and diminishing water resources.
WMO enhances the application of meteorological and hydrological information for the security and well-b ...PermalinkThe purpose of the WMO Fellowship Programme is to enable the fellowship holders to derive from their training the knowledge and professional competence which will increase their ability to make essential contribution to enhancing the capabilities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and enable them to participate more actively in the economic and social development of their countries.PermalinkPermalinkThe WMO Information system (WIS) is the single coordinated global infrastructure responsible for the telecommunications and data management functions. It is the pillar of the WMO strategy for managing and moving weather, water and climate information in the 21st century. WIS provides an integrated approach suitable for all WMO Programmes to meet the requirements for routine collection and automated dissemination of observed data and products, as well as data discovery, access and retrieval services for all weather, climate, water and related data produced by centres and Member countries in the ...PermalinkThe WMO Space Programme is:
- Coordinating environmental satellite matters within WMO
- Developing the space-based Global Observing System
- Promoting satellite data use for weather, water, climate and related applications
- Supporting international coordination on Space WeatherPermalink75% of the world's poor live in rural areas. The World Bank's approach to rural development is multi-sectoral and focused on improving the well-being of rural people by building their productive, social, and environmental assets.PermalinkThe vision of WBI's climate change team is to identify and foster the implementation of regional and local solutions to address the global challenge of climate change. By connecting climate practitioners and networks with each other we will become an international ‘Go-To-Place’ for learning and knowledge sharing on climate change.PermalinkPermalinkThe World Climate Applications and Services Programme (WCASP) fosters the effective application of climate knowledge and information for the benefit of society and the provision of climate services, including the prediction of significant climate variations both natural and as a result of human activity.PermalinkThe World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme (WCDMP), a sub-program of the World Climate Programme (WCP), provides an international coordination of the WMO Climate System Monitoring. Priorities of WCDMP include the provision of guidance to the WMO Members in the area of climate data and climate assessment and monitoring; and the publication and dissemination of WMO authoritative reports on the status of the global climate. WCDMP offers in parallel a platform for an international collaboration for fostering high quality climate data sets and their exchange and undertaking capacity building a ...PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); et al. - WMOWorld Climate Impacts Assessment and Response Strategies Programme (WCIRP) is one of the WCP four sub-programs and is targeted at assessing the impacts of climate variability and changes that could markedly affect economic or social activities and thus contributing to the development of a range of socio-economic response strategies that could be used by governments and the community. UNEP is the leading agency within WCIRP and implements the programme in partnership with WMO, FAO, IPCC and UNFCCC Secretariats.PermalinkThe World Climate Programme (WCP) is an authoritative international scientific programme whose goals are to improve understanding of the climate system and to apply that understanding for the benefit of societies coping with climate variability and change. The World Climate Programme was established following the staging of the First World Climate Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in February 1979.
The World Climate Programme acts as an integrating and catalytic agent to initiate and coordinate activities in the areas of climate data collection, climate research, applications and train ...PermalinkWebpage allowing online access to WCRP Publications (reports, facts sheets, annual reports, events and meetings, brochures, WCRP e-zine ...)PermalinkBorn in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.PermalinkThe World Hydrological Cycle Observing System (WHYCOS) is a WMO programme aiming at improving the basic observation activities, strengthening the international cooperation and promoting free exchange of data in the field of hydrology.PermalinkThe World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.Permalinkhis global web site presents OFFICIAL weather observations, weather forecasts and climatological information for selected cities supplied by National Meteorological & Hydrological Services (NMHSs) worldwide. The NMHSs make official weather observations in their respective countries. Links to their official weather service web sites and tourism board/organization are also provided whenever available. Weather icons are shown alongside worded forecasts in this version to facilitate visual inspection.
The media are welcome to make information presented in this web site available to ...PermalinkWWRP advances society's ability to cope with high impact weather through research focused on improving the accuracy, lead time and utilization of weather prediction. The WWRP includes working groups, experts teams and the THORPEX programme.PermalinkEstablished in 1963, the World Weather Watch -the core of the WMO Programmes- combines observing systems, telecommunication facilities, and data-processing and forecasting centres - operated by Members - to make available meteorological and related environmental information needed to provide efficient services in all countries.PermalinkWWW Data Management (WWW/DM) is the component within the WWW system that provides the support functions needed for the orderly and efficient overall management of meteorological data and products of the WWW system, in particular the standardised representation of data and metadata, and coordinates the monitoring of data availability and quality. The underlining principle in the WWW/DM design is the integration of the GOS, GTS, and GDPFS facilities into an efficient, well-coordinated, comprehensive system. The WWW/DM activities contribute to the development, implementation and operation of the ...PermalinkДанный всемирный сайт представляет ОФИЦИАЛЬНЫЕ наблюдения за погодой, ее прогнозы и климатологическую информацию для ряда городов, обеспечиваемые Национальными метеорологическими и гидрологическими службами (НМГС) по всему миру. НМГС проводят официальные наблюдения за погодой в соответствующих странах. Ссылки на сайты этих служб с официальной информацией о погоде и туристических министерств/организаций также представлены, если они доступны. В этой версии погодные значки показаны рядом с текстовыми прогнозами для облегчения визуального восприятия.
Средствам массовой информации ...PermalinkГОМС – это сокращение названия Гидрологическая оперативная многоцелевая система , которая была создана Всемирной Метеорологической Организацией для передачи технологий в области гидрологии и водных ресурсов.
Эти технологии обычно представлены в форме описаний гидрологических приборов, технических наставлений или компьютерных программ, материалы по которым представляются для включения в ГОМС гидрологическими службами стран-членов ВМО на основе тех методик, которые они используют в своей обычной работе. Это является важным аспектом философии ГОМС, заключающимся в том, что таким образом об ...PermalinkПродовольственная и сельскохозяйственная организация Объединенных Наций играет ведущую роль в международной деятельности, направленной на борьбу с голодом. Обслуживая как развитые, так и развивающиеся страны, ФАО выступает в качестве нейтрального форума, где все государства встречаются на равноправной основе в целях обсуждения соглашений и проведения дискуссий по вопросам политики. ФАО является также источником знаний и информации. Мы помогаем развивающимся странам и странам с переходной экономикой модернизировать и совершенствовать методы ведения сельского, лесного и рыбного хозяйства и обесп ...Permalinkمتيوترم (METEOTERM) هو قاعدة بيانات مصطلحات المنظمة العالمية للأرصاد الجوية (WMO)، ويتضمن مصطلحات متخصصة باللغات الست: الإنكليزية والعربية والصينية والفرنسية والروسية والإسبانية. كما يتضمن المتيوترم (METEOTERM) مصطلحات الأرصاد الجوية الدولية والمسرد الدولي للهيدرولوجيا ومصطلحات علمية ذات صلة يرد ذكرها في وثائق المنظمة (WMO) .Permalinkتتولى منظمة الأغذية والزراعة للأمم المتحدة قيادة الجهود الدولية الرامية إلى دحر الجوع. وفي نطاق ما تقدمه من خدمات للبلدان المتقدمة والنامية على حد ٍ سواء، توفر المنظمة منتدى محايداً تلتقي فيه البلدان سواسية للتفاوض بشأن الاتفاقات ومناقشة السياسات. وفضلاً عن كونها مصدراً للمعارف والمعلومات، تقدم المنظمة المساعدة للبلدان النامية وبلدان مرحلة التحول لتحديث وتطوير الممارسات الخاصة بقطاعات الزراعة والغابات ومصايد الأسماك، وضمان مستوى جيد من التغذية للجميع. وقد أولت المنظمة، منذ أن تأسست عام 1945، اهتماماً خاصاً للمناطق الريفية النامية، التي تضم 70 في المئة من الفقراء والجياع في العالم. أنشطة المنظم ...Permalink本網站列出的世界部分城市的官方天氣預報和氣候信息由各國氣象部門(NMS)提供。它們負責本國的官方天氣觀測和預報工作。另外本網站盡可能提供了與各國氣象部門的網站鏈接。為便於瀏覽，除文字預報外，我們還列出了圖示。