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Weather and Climate Resilience. Effective Preparedness through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
  • Weather and Climate Resilience. Effective Preparedness through National Meteorological and Hydrological Services
  • World Bank. September 2013
  • This report underscores the urgent need to strengthen National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), especially those in developing countries, and provides cost-benefit estimates of the return that countries can hope to achieve. It also offers a recommended approach that has been tested and implemented in Europe, in Central and South Asia, and countries in other regions.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Hydrology, Meteorology, Resilience

The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes. Summary report

The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes
  • The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2013
  • This publication covers the first decade of the 21st century and aims at providing a decadal perspective of climate variability and change and its observed impacts on different sectors. The report is structured into in 6 chapters. The first chapter focuses on surface temperature at global, regional and national scales, including analysis of temperature anomalies and trends. Interdecadal and interregional comparative analysis was performed and depicted using maps, charts and tables. The second chapter deals with precipitation. Chapter 3 describes the main atmo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Vulnerability

Atlas of health and climate
  • Atlas of health and climate
  • World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). October 2012
  • This atlas provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing. Water-related diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea or water-related emergency situation such as floods and droughts are analysed. The Atlas gives practical examples of how the use ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Floods, Health, Risk management

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Published in 2015