Parallel Session 1.1: Integrating current climate risk Information in NAPs (WMO)


Implementation strategies in the NAP involve decisions related to climate risk management, which have to be based on reliable, relevant, usable andtimely climate information. A number of activities in the different elements of the process to formulate and implement NAPs require effective and timely climate services consisting of the collection of climate data; generation and provision of a wide range of information on past, present and future climate; development of products that help improve the understanding of climate and its impacts on natural and human systems; and the application of these data, information and products for decision-making in all walks of life and at all levels of society.

The WMO through the GFCS makes every effort to raise the ambition to enable society to better manage the risks and opportunities arising from climate variability and change, especially for those who are most vulnerable to such risks. This is done through the development and incorporation of science-based climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice. NMHSs support the analysis of current climate and future climate change scenarios, assessment of climate vulnerabilities and identification of adaptation options, enhancement of capacity for planning and implementation of adaptation. NMHSs can assist disaster risk reduction through the provision of historical and real-time data on loss and damage, provision of multisectoral plans, climate information to guide decisions regarding appropriate levels of investment, and risk financing and transfer.

To share information on how NMHSs provide effective and timely climate services to support planning and policy and the practice of adaptation.

Expected outcomes
This session is expected to:

  • Enhance information on partnerships between NMHSs and academia, government departments, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and, where appropriate and possible, the private sector and civil society;
  • Inform about the provision of better data coverage and information processing, higher resolution models and more precise and useful specialized products for societal benefits, including opportunities to better support government and other decision-makers regarding safety, the economy and security;
  • Encourage NMHSs through interaction with stakeholders to continue their active role to provide technical advice to LDCs for preparing and implementing NAPs.

Draft Agenda


Technical analysis incl. climate data and projects, risk and M&E
Location: Room 205 Date: April 8, 2019 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Amir Delju Nicholas Herold Frederik Pischke