Climate services for disaster risk reduction


How climate services can contribute to effective risk management systems and resilience building initiatives.

Panellists at a COP22 event co-hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) offered many practical examples of climate services. The event drew on insights from climate services users, providers and intermediaries and identified key areas where the new SEI initiative on climate services could build on existing good practice and add value to the sector.
Stockholm Environment Institute

This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information. In particular, we focus on NGOs’ roles as knowledge brokers and intermediaries and how these contribute to

Overseas Development Institute Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters
As climate change induced risks increase, it is critical that African countries modernize hydro-meteorological infrastructure and take practical steps to advance disaster risk management. Technical experts, policy makers, and development partners met at the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI) to step up efforts.
World Bank, the

This paper explores the main barriers and enablers to scaling up climate information services (CIS) by drawing on case studies from research, policy and practice in Africa and South Asia. Climate information services have in fact emerged as a key input

International Development Research Center
Amid pressures from climate change, population growth and environmental stress, many cities are looking at forecast-informed reservoir operations (FIRO) as a tool to stretch their water supplies. Advances in weather forecasting have offered a cheap and effective way to keep vital reservoirs full while also boosting flood protection.

This new publication from the World Meteorological Organization provides a wide-ranging description of how small island States and territories in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions are using seasonal predictions and other climate information

World Meteorological Organization

Climate Services, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.cliser.2016.01.001:

This paper elaborates on the link between weather and climate in the context of providing climate services that will contribute to more efficient water services today, which, in their turn, will


This report explores new use cases for weather monitoring and forecasting via mobile, and advocates for increasing focus and investment from mobile network operators (MNOs), value added service (VAS) providers and donors in enabling technologies that can

GSMA Mobile for Development

Resilience Intel, December 2015, Issue No. 01:

This paper summarises and assesses existing weather and climate information for BRACED programme countries. It describes some of the drivers of weather (such as El Niño and the Asian monsoon), and how these

Overseas Development Institute

This report provides an Options Analysis for a South Asia regional programme on climate services for risk reduction and economic growth. It is the fourth output of a scoping project, which has reviewed evidence on climate services, early warning systems

Evidence on Demand