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GENEVA, 2 February 2012 - The UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today welcomed the announcement that the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) new Weather and Climate Information System has become operational “as a major contribution towards life-saving efforts at community level.” She said: “This is a sign…
NAIROBI/GENEVA, 13 February 2012 - In advance of critical rainfall forecasts for the Horn of Africa, the UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR, today announced a partnership with the WMO-supported African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) to ensure rapid dissemination of weather updates to disaster managers. Pedro Ba…
… around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. Find an Event…or register a new local event.“ “We’ll share those images the … are unlike anything we have seen before. But because the globe is so big, it’s hard for most people to see that it’s all connected. That’s why, on May 5, we will Connect … and recover from disasters if these events are to be effectively reduced and the resilience of people increased. 350.org was founded by U.S. author Bill McKibben, who …