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The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized annually by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001, is an international undertaking that provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge on all aspects of sustainable development. Over the past ten years, DSDS has emerged as one of the most important forums on global sustainability issues, which brings together important heads of the State and Central Governments, academicians, and policy makers to deliberate over environmental issues. The theme of DSDS 2012 is Protecting the Global Commons: 20 years post Rio. The debat ...English
The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized annually by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001, is an international undertaking that provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge on all aspects of sustainable development. Over the past ten years, DSDS has emerged as one of the most important forums on global sustainability issues, which brings together important heads of the State and Central Governments, academicians, and policy makers to deliberate over environmental issues. The theme of DSDS 2012 is Protecting the Global Commons: 20 years post Rio. The debates at this DSDS will revolve around the commons and take stock of the situation since the Rio summit of 1992.
Format: DigitalLes 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.
...FrenchPublished by: COI
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.EnglishPublished 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 ...EnglishPublished 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.French, English; SpanishPublished 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.Spanish, English; FrenchPermalinkFrench, Arabic; Chinese; English; Russian; SpanishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkAirBase 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).EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalink
La conférence de l’Année polaire internationale 2012 attire l’attention de la communauté internationale sur les régions polaires, les changements globaux et les enjeux environnementaux, sociaux et économiques qui y sont reliés. De la connaissance à l’action réunira plus de 2 000 spécialistes de l’Arctique et de l’Antarctique, des décideurs et analystes politiques, ainsi qu’un grand nombre d’intervenants du milieu universitaire, de l’industrie, d’organismes non gouvernementaux, du monde de l’éducation, des collectivités arctiques et des peuples des régions circumpolaires. La conférence de l’API ...French, EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkThe AQUEDUCT Water Risk Atlas combines twelve water risk indicators to create overall maps of where and how water risks may be prevalent.EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkWithin 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 ...EnglishPermalinkPermalink"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 ...EnglishPermalinkUN 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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalinkO Centro Internacional para Economia e Governação da Água em África (IWEGA) foi criado em Maio de 2009, na Universidade Eduardo Mondlane em Maputo. Sua missão é de reforçar as capacidades institucionais de Moçambique e de África para conduzir a pesquisa de relevância para os problemas Africanos na economia e Governação de água e aumentar a sensibilização dos gestores ambientais e econômicos, contribuir para a formulação de políticas de gestão econômica e governação de água para o desenvolvimento sustentável.Portuguese, EnglishPermalinkThis "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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkCLAMER 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) Beta is a central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world.EnglishPermalinkClimate 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalinkPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkThis 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).EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkPara 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 ...SpanishPermalinkThis 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.EnglishPermalinkAs 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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 changeEnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkLa 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 ...French, EnglishPermalinkThe 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.English; FrenchPermalinkCountries 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.EnglishPermalinkDMI 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 virksomhedDanishPermalinkWWW 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe database contains results of urban outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1100 cities in 91 countries. Air quality is represented by annual mean concentration of fine particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5, i.e. particles smaller than 10 or 2.5 microns).EnglishPermalinkThis 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.EnglishPermalinkDisaster 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, ...EnglishPermalinkDriasles 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 ...FrenchPermalinkThe 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).English, Dutch; French; German; Italian; Polish; Romanian; SpanishPermalinkECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, is one of 5 regional commissions of the United Nations, each of which is concerned with assisting and promoting economic and social development in a major region of the world. On this portal, you can access to reports, books and journals but also to statistics items dealing with social development.English, French; Portuguese; SpanishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkPermalinkيتبع 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 منArabic, EnglishPermalink"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."EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalinkWMO'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.EnglishPermalinkPermalinkEnglish, Czech; Lithuanian; Maltese; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovak; Slovenian; Spanish; Latvian; Italian; Danish; Dutch; Estonian; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hungarian; SwedishPermalinkThe 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.English, French; SpanishPermalinkThe web service takes the form of online maps, which can be manipulated by users. Without the need for any technical training, people can choose to add a huge variety of layers to the map – for example showing pollution, social development, economic factors, land use, transport and so on – to create new insights. The creators of Eye on Earth hope to add other data visualisation functions in the future, alongside the mapping tools. Maps and other data can also be saved and shared through social media.EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...English, Arabic; Chinese; French; Russian; SpanishPermalinkGAWSIS 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.EnglishPermalinkGEMS/EAU est un programme multidisciplinaire dans les sciences de l’eau qui se concentre sur la qualité de l’eau douce dans le monde. Ses principales activités sont la surveillance, l’évaluation et le renforcement des capacités. Il est mis en œuvre par plusieurs organismes des Nations Unies actifs dans le secteur de l’eau ainsi que par un certain nombre d’organisations réparties à travers le monde.French, English; Japanese; SpanishPermalinkThe United Nations GEMS/Water Programme provides scientifically-sound data and information on the state and trends of global inland water quality required as a basis for the sustainable management of the world's freshwater to support global environmental assessments and decision- making processes.English, French; Japanese; SpanishPermalinkAs 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?EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkWebpage allowing online access to GCOS Publications (reports, technical papers, brochures, press releases and articles, posters ...)EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkGDACS 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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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...EnglishPermalinkGlobal 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.EnglishPermalinkWorld 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 ...)English; FrenchPermalinkThe 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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."EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkGRID-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 productsEnglish, Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Norwegian; Russian; SpanishPermalinkIt is now generally acknowledged that the global climate is changing, as the earth becomes warmer. This change has the potential to affect human health in a number of ways, for instance by altering the geographic range and seasonality of certain infectious diseases, disturbing food-producing ecosystems, and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.EnglishPermalinkWorld 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 ...English, FrenchPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkHOMS 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 ...English, French; Russian; SpanishPermalinkAs 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.EnglishPermalinkTechniques used for calculating discharge based on the measurements of one or more ancillary variables.EnglishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalink"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 ...EnglishPermalinkLa Iniciativa SEED es una asociación global de acción para el desarrollo sostenible y la economía ecológica.
SEED tiene por objeto respaldar la capacidad de dichos empresarios para ampliar o reproducir sus actividades y posibilitar que contribuyan a sus economías y comunidades locales, favoreciendo la gestión sostenible de los recursos naturales y los ecosistemas y combatiendo la pobreza, la marginación y la exclusión social.Spanish, Arabic; English; FrenchPermalinkL’initiative SEED est un partenariat mondial d’action sur le développement durable et l’économie verte.
L’objectif de SEED est de soutenir la capacité de croissance ou de réplication des activités de ces entrepreneurs, et leur permettre d’apporter leur contribution aux économies locales et aux communautés, tout en encourageant une gestion durable des
ressources naturelles et des écosystèmes, et en diminuant la pauvreté, la marginalisation et l’exclusion.French, Arabic; English; SpanishPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalinkThe 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, ...EnglishPermalinkEstablished 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe International Center for Water Economics and Governance in Africa (IWEGA) was established in May 2009 at the University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. Its mission is “to enhance the capacity of African researchers to conduct water economics and governance inquiry of relevance to African problems and increase the awareness of environmental and economic managers and policy makers about the role of water economics and governance for sustainable development”.English, PortuguesePermalinkIGAC 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 ...EnglishPermalinkThe 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 ...English, FrenchPermalinkThe 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.EnglishPermalink"IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges"English, French; SpanishPermalinkWMI targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in the developing world/or in developing countries and through this contributes towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of reducing poverty, hunger and maintaining a sustainable environment. These are also the goals of the CGIAR.EnglishPermalinkThe Agricultural Water Management Solutions Project (AWM Solutions) has identified a variety of small-holder agricultural water management interventions (AWM Regional Mapping) that have a high potential to improve food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in sub-Saharan Africaand South Asia.The analysis underlying the scenarios is based on an integrated modeling system that combines geographic (GIS) data analysis, biophysical and economic predictive modeling, and crop mix optimization tools to assess the regional potential for smallholder agricultural water management across sub-Saharan ...EnglishPermalinkWorld 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.EnglishPermalink
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 ...English, FrenchPermalinkIRENA, 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 ...EnglishPermalinkWorld 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.EnglishPermalink