December 6, 2019

In 2018, the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (Decision 11/CMA.1) at the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) called on the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) through its Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) to regularly report on the state of climate services with a view to “facilitating the development and application of methodologies for assessing adaptation needs”. Following this decision the 2019 State of Climate Services Report will be launched at COP 25.


December 3, 2019

Madrid, 3 December 2019 - Weather and climate services are vital for sustainable development and climate change adaptation. The benefits of investment greatly outweigh the cost, and yet the capacity to deliver and access these services is uneven and inadequate, according to a new report.

August 19, 2019

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. The ACRC will offer a prime opportunity to promote the uptake of new data, tools and knowledge; brokering new research collaborations and more targeted donor support.

August 14, 2019

Promoted and facilitated by the World Meteorological Organization in cooperation with the GFCS Partner Advisory Committee, the GFCS focuses on developing and delivering information services in agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction, energy, health and water, and organizes its work around observations and monitoring; climate services information systems; research, modelling and p

August 8, 2019

The Regional Climate Consortium for Asia and the Pacific (RCCAP) is a community of practice, established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to facilitate the development, dissemination and application of climate information in support climate resilient development in its Developing Member Countries (DMCs).

May 14, 2019

By Moussa Labo1, Mariane Diop Kane2, Filipe Lucio3 and Veronica Grasso

April 11, 2019

On 4 April 2019, the GFCS Tanzania Project Delivery Team (PDT) met at the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) Headquarters to take stock of the implementation of activities under the Adaptation Programme in Africa (APA II) project. 

March 13, 2019

As the recognition of the dependence between climate change and variability and human welfare grows, climate action continues gaining importance on the global development agenda.

March 13, 2019

What needs to come together in order to get a timely rainfall forecast to Senegalese farmers for the growing season? How can meteorologists in Rwanda ensure that their data and analyses benefit local populations?

November 20, 2018

Climate information services (CIS) promote adaptation to climate variability in many sectors, from agriculture to water, by providing tailored and timely knowledge about climate patterns in the form of tools, products, websites, radio broadcasts, and bulletins.