Operational Climate Services for Managing Socio-Economic Risks linked to the Changing Climate
- Date & Time: Thursday 12 May (13:00 - 14:30)
- Room: 2
- Participation: Open
- Organizer: Organized in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, World Health Organization, United Nations Water, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Food Programme, United N
- Interpretation: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Every year significant economic losses linked to hydro-metrological hazards are regressing development by years if not decades.
The higher frequency and severity of these hazards, linked to a changing climate and increasing vulnerabilities associated with development, are posing significant challenges to all countries and various sectors. This session explores the link between hydrometrological extremes and socio-economic impacts in key sectors such as health, urban and infrastructure planning, agriculture, environment and water resource management. It will also address opportunities for improved risk management and decision-making based on the availability of operational climate information in the context of the Global Framework for Climate Services established by the third World Climate Conference. During this featured event, senior national officials will share their experiences and explore the challenges and opportunities for better planning based on the integration of relevant climate information in development planning processes. The event will address the importance of national and regional multi-sectoral platforms and partnerships and the use of climate services as a critical input for national socio-economic development.
Mr. Jan Egeland, Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway (FACILITATOR)
Mr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Mr. David Cadman, President of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Mr. Ronald Jackson, Director of Disaster Risk Management, Jamaica
Mr. Christopher Chileshe, Assistant Director, Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Zambia
Mr. Boubacar Maiga, Chief of Division of Public Hygiene Ministry of Health, Mali
Ms. Ivy Beltrán, Manager of National Mechanism of Adaptation to Climate Change, Bolivia