Show Up for Stripes Day on June 21st!

Show Up for Stripes Day on June 21st!

Show Up for Stripes Day on June 21st!

 

June 21st is the day we unite as a global community of climate communicators to celebrate #ShowYourStripes. This unique day serves as an opportunity for public personas from every corner of the world to showcase the iconic climate warming stripes and raise awareness of the pressing issue of global warming!

What are exactly climate warming stripes?

Created by climate scientist Ed Hawkins, these stripes serve as a compelling and easily comprehensible visual tool that effectively portrays the escalation of global temperatures caused by human activities. Each stripe represents a year and the temperature change compared to long-term averages over the past century and more. For nearly every region of the world, the once predominantly blue stripes, indicating lower temperatures, have transitioned into increasingly more vibrant shades of red.

The International Weather and Climate Forum is celebrating #ShowYourStripes day with UNFCCC, World Meteorological Organization, IPCC and Climate Central.

Together, let’s amplify the reach of these powerful visuals in a powerful statement that ignites collective action.

Join us in raising awareness, inspiring conversations, and promoting sustainable solutions to combat global warming. It’s as easy as downloading one of the eye-catching infographics or your local stripes and sharing them through any media platform, accompanied by the #ShowYourStripes hashtag.

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#Copernicus25 – Copernicus: An European Succes Story in Space

#Copernicus25 – Copernicus: An European Succes Story in Space

#Copernicus25 – Copernicus: An European Succes Story in Space

Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of Copernicus will be the 8 June 2023 in Stockholm, 9.00-13.00 CEST.

25 years ago, Copernicus set out on a mission to take the pulse of our planet and transform the way we see the world. Join us in Stockholm on 8 June 2023, as we celebrate a quarter-century of European success in space bringing together cutting-edge technology and environmental insights for a better and safer planet for all. Get ready for a day of inspiration, innovation, and a look towards a sustainable future honouring Copernicus’ incredible journey!

The event will highlight the user stories and successes of the different components of Copernicus from civil protection to climate, land and marine observation, with speakers live from Stockholm and live connections to several locations across the EU.

You have the option to attend in person in the main stage in Stockholm or follow the live stream.

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22 March World Water Day

22 March World Water Day

22 March World Water Day

World Water Day 2023 aims to accelerate change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.

 

The dysfunction of the water cycle undermines progress on all major global issues, from health, hunger, gender equality, access to employment, education, industry, disasters and peace.

In 2015, the international community committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 in the 2030 Agenda, namely that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation by 2030.

However, we are far from achieving this. Water is everyone’s business, so we need everyone’s help.

The celebration of World Water Day 2023 coincides with the start of the United Nations Water Conference 2023 (22-24 March, New York).

Take part in this Day

The global ‘Be the Change’ campaign encourages people to take action on a daily basis to change the way they use, consume and manage water. These pledges made by individuals and communities will contribute to the water agenda, alongside larger commitments made by governments, businesses, organisations, institutions and coalitions.

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WMO aligns top priorities with UN’s Early Warnings for All initiative

WMO aligns top priorities with UN’s Early Warnings for All initiative

WMO aligns top priorities with UN’s Early Warnings for All initiative

The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Executive Council has agreed a series of proposals which will ensure that the organization’s activities are aligned to the UN’s Early Warnings For All initiative.

 

The UN Early Warnings for All action plan was launched by António Guterres, UN secretary-general, during the World Leaders Summit at the UN 2022 Climate Change Conference, COP27, and looks to ensure that everyone on Earth is protected by Early Warning Systems (EWS) in the next five years. It calls for initial new targeted investments of US$3.1bn. The resolutions discussed by the Executive Council will now be forwarded to the decision-making World Meteorological Congress in May 2023.


Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, said, “We have received very strong support for the Early Warnings for All initiative from developed and developing countries alike. This is a great opportunity and great challenge for our community.”

A statement by the Executive Council said, “The effective operation of the multi-hazard EWS requires an integrated and coordinated and research-supported approach to address various types of hazards, including geophysical ones such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides, especially in countries where such hazards are common, and sometimes occur simultaneously.”

As the official and authoritative providers of early warnings for hydrometeorological hazards, national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHS) are key to the technical implementation of the EWS initiative. WMO technical commissions will develop the supporting normative work.

WMO is one of the leaders of the initiative, which feeds into its 2030 Vision and Strategic Operating Plan, which foresees a world where all nations, especially the most vulnerable, are more resilient to the socioeconomic consequences of extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events. It is partnering with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the International Telecommunications Union and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to advance different pillars of the initiative.

The Executive Council noted the need to address existing gaps in the global climate observing system particularly in developing countries, in view of the fact that one third of the world, including 60% of Africa, does not have access to early warning and climate information services.

Global Multi-Hazard Alert System
WMO’s Executive Council approved the rollout of the Global Multi-Hazard Alert System (GMAS), saying that “by 2025 the GMAS Framework should be recognized globally by decision makers as a resource of authoritative warnings and information related to high-impact weather, water, ocean and climate events”.
The GMAS Implementation Plan will promote efforts to strengthen members ability to issue alerts and warnings through national, regional and global capacity strengthening and by leveraging existing WMO mechanisms and infrastructure.

Support for humanitarian sector
The Executive Council agreed to further enhance the support it provides to UN humanitarian agencies through the development of the WMO Coordination Mechanism. This ensures that UN partners have access to authoritative data, information and expert advice – for instance on seasonal forecasts or high-impact weather events sharing NMHS’s information. This helps to inform anticipatory action, risk assessment and response.
Action on climate and health
The Executive Council also agreed to step up its activities to protect people from climate- and health-related hazards, including extreme heat and air pollution, as part of the drive toward improved early warnings and action.
It endorsed a new implementation plan for advancing integrated climate and health science and services over the next 10 years. This promotes a coordinated approach to manage the impact of climate, weather, air pollution, UV radiation, extreme events and other environmental factors on health.

Other priorities
Discussions were held to strengthen WMO hydrological activities, especially in view of the forthcoming UN Water Conference, at which WMO will play a major role. It endorsed plans for a new Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure to fill critical information gaps and support action to reduce heat-trapping gases which are fueling temperature increase.

23 March World Meteorological Day

23 March World Meteorological Day

23 March World Meteorological Day

Every 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization commemorates the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950.

 
2023: “The Future of Weather, Climate and Water across Generations”

Our weather and climate and the water cycle know no national or political
boundaries. International cooperation is essential. This philosophy has
driven the work of the world’s meteorological community since 1873 and will
guide us as we translate science into services for society for present and
future generations.

World Meteorological Day 2023 takes place during WMO’s 150th anniversary. It
highlights past achievements, present progress and future potential – from
the late 19th century telegraphs and shipping forecasts to supercomputers
and space technology.

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23 March

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EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa (6-7 Oct.)

EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa (6-7 Oct.)

EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa (6-7 Oct.)

The #14UFA will further explore the use of satellite data for weather and climate services in Africa.

Plenary Session of the 14th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa.

The purpose of the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa is to sustain the well established dialogue between EUMETSAT and the African user community, in particular the National Meteorological Services and their regional centres. The overall objective was to facilitate the use of EUMETSAT satellite data throughout the continent. The Forum also provided the opportunity to identify actions and initiatives that could be taken by EUMETSAT to meet the requirements of its African partners.

Day #1 – 6 October 2021

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Session #1: Status of EUMETSAT programmes (incl. data access and training)
  • Session #2: Report form the Working Group sessions

Day #2 – 7 October 2021

  • Session #3: MTG Africa and AMSAF 
  • Session #4: Status of Capacity Building programme (ClimSA, GMES&Africa) 
  • Session #5: Adoption of main recommendations

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6-7 Oct.