WMO at UN Climate Change Conference (Cancun, Mexico)
Posted by Costa M. a 30 Novembre 2010
Like in the past, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will actively participate in the 16th session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. WMO activities at this Conference will focus on the intensive work that is being undertaken to build the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), which was decided upon by World Climate Conference-3 in 2009. A report on the GFCS will be made to the Conference in plenary session.
The WMO monitors climate change indices – over land, ocean and in the atmosphere – and the changes in the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, pollutants, ozone and other gases. National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of 189 countries contribute to its networks of systematic observations for monitoring the current climate, projecting the future climate, and for better understanding climate impacts. This scientific and technical information is the very basis for making efficient and sustainable decisions for mitigating, and adapting to, climate variability and change and for reducing vulnerability to extreme weather events.
As in previous sessions, WMO will contribute to the work of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The 33th session, in Cancun, will be chaired by Mr Mama Konaté, Director-General of the Mali Meteorological Service and Permanent Representative of Mali with WMO, following his election at COP 15 as Chairman of SBSTA for two years.
A large number of Representatives of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of WMO Members are expected at the Conference. A WMO position paper has been prepared. An informal meeting will be organized during the first week of COP-16 for the representatives from NMHSs to share information and discuss the position paper and the role of science in the ongoing negotiations.
Documentación en español de la ORGANIZACIÓN METEOROLOGICA MUNDIAL sobre el Papel de los Servicios Meteorológicos e Hidrológicos Nacionales en la INTEGRACIÓN DE LOS SERVICIOS CLIMÁTICOS EN LA GESTIÓN DE LOS RIESGOS CLIMÁTICOS:
DOCUMENTO DE POSICIÓN DE LA OMM PREPARADO PARA APOYAR A LOS
SERVICIOS METEOROLÓGICOS E HIDROLÓGICOS NACIONALES CON VISTAS AL
16º PERÍODO DE SESIONES DE LA CONFERENCIA DE LAS PARTES EN LA
CONVENCIÓN MARCO DE LAS NACIONES UNIDAS SOBRE EL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO
(Cancún, México, 29 de noviembre a 10 de diciembre de 2010)