The Small Islands Weather Together partnership is now live!
What is Partnership?
The “Small Islands, Weather Together” partnership is designed to show how the small island nations of the world are working together to improve their vital weather and climate services. This initiative has been developed by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in support of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States which will be held in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September, 2014.
What’s the problem?
Because of climate change many of the world’s small island nations face an increase in the devastating impacts of extreme weather events such as cyclones and flash floods.
Many National Meteorological Services in small island nations still lack the basic infrastructure, technology and expertise they need to serve their vulnerable communities. So we know that investing in stronger weather and climate services could greatly help small island nations to prepare for extreme weather events and make important decisions about issues such as food security and infrastructure planning.
What do the leaders think?
From 7.00-8.30pm on September 02, 2014, selected leaders will be meeting at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States to discuss how small island nations can work together to improve their vital weather and climate services. This televised panel discussion will be facilitated by the respected BBC World journalist and news anchor Mr David Eades. Watch here as some of these key leaders discuss how small island nations are working to improve vital weather and climate services.
Watch here as key leaders discuss how small island nations are working to improve vital weather and climate services.
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