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  • Using Climate Information to Protect Vulnerable Populations In Bangladesh

    Using Climate Information to Protect Vulnerable Populations In Bangladesh

    A Q&A with Melody Braun, who brings advanced climate services to areas in crisis.

  • New Columbia World Project to Address Climate Risks to Food in Six Countries

    New Columbia World Project to Address Climate Risks to Food in Six Countries

    The project will focus on climate threats to food and nutrition in six developing countries, bringing research out of the lab and into the real world.

  • From Climate Science to Climate Service

    From Climate Science to Climate Service

    What makes for good climate services? A new commentary in the journal Science outlines three considerations.

  • Climate Services: Power in Numbers

    Climate Services: Power in Numbers

    Many countries and organizations are already investing in climate services, says IRI’s Steve Zebiak. What has been missing until recently is a central platform for capturing experiences and sharing best practices–enter the Climate Services Partnership.

  • Climate Services: Global Framework

    Climate Services: Global Framework

    Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization — How do we bridge the gap between those who have the knowledge and those who don’t, those who have the capacity and those who don’t have the capacity, and the capability?

  • Climate Services: A Private-Sector Perspective

    Climate Services: A Private-Sector Perspective

    For the private sector, climate services need to be framed in terms of business risks and drivers, says Jean-Cristophe Amado, Risk Manager at Acclimatise North America.

  • Climate Services: Providers, Users Must Partner

    Climate Services: Providers, Users Must Partner

    The potential of climate services depends on the strength of partnerships between those who provide climate information and those who need it, says Zhang Zuqiang, Deputy Director of China’s National Climate Center.

  • Climates Services: Must Help Us Understand Risks

    Climates Services: Must Help Us Understand Risks

    The point is setting priorities right, and for an agency like the World Food Programme, our focus is of course vulnerable people in the most vulnerable countries, countries where climate change is a multiplier of hunger risk. –- WFP’s Carlo Scaramella, in the fifth in a series of video interviews.

  • Climate Services: Science=Credibility

    Climate Services: Science=Credibility

    It’s terribly important that those who provide climate services are backed up by science and most importantly, link with and understand the problems of the user community. – says John Zillman, former president of the World Meteorological Organization, in the fourth in a series of video interviews.

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  • Using Climate Information to Protect Vulnerable Populations In Bangladesh

    Using Climate Information to Protect Vulnerable Populations In Bangladesh

    A Q&A with Melody Braun, who brings advanced climate services to areas in crisis.

  • New Columbia World Project to Address Climate Risks to Food in Six Countries

    New Columbia World Project to Address Climate Risks to Food in Six Countries

    The project will focus on climate threats to food and nutrition in six developing countries, bringing research out of the lab and into the real world.

  • From Climate Science to Climate Service

    From Climate Science to Climate Service

    What makes for good climate services? A new commentary in the journal Science outlines three considerations.

  • Climate Services: Power in Numbers

    Climate Services: Power in Numbers

    Many countries and organizations are already investing in climate services, says IRI’s Steve Zebiak. What has been missing until recently is a central platform for capturing experiences and sharing best practices–enter the Climate Services Partnership.

  • Climate Services: Global Framework

    Climate Services: Global Framework

    Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization — How do we bridge the gap between those who have the knowledge and those who don’t, those who have the capacity and those who don’t have the capacity, and the capability?

  • Climate Services: A Private-Sector Perspective

    Climate Services: A Private-Sector Perspective

    For the private sector, climate services need to be framed in terms of business risks and drivers, says Jean-Cristophe Amado, Risk Manager at Acclimatise North America.

  • Climate Services: Providers, Users Must Partner

    Climate Services: Providers, Users Must Partner

    The potential of climate services depends on the strength of partnerships between those who provide climate information and those who need it, says Zhang Zuqiang, Deputy Director of China’s National Climate Center.

  • Climates Services: Must Help Us Understand Risks

    Climates Services: Must Help Us Understand Risks

    The point is setting priorities right, and for an agency like the World Food Programme, our focus is of course vulnerable people in the most vulnerable countries, countries where climate change is a multiplier of hunger risk. –- WFP’s Carlo Scaramella, in the fifth in a series of video interviews.

  • Climate Services: Science=Credibility

    Climate Services: Science=Credibility

    It’s terribly important that those who provide climate services are backed up by science and most importantly, link with and understand the problems of the user community. – says John Zillman, former president of the World Meteorological Organization, in the fourth in a series of video interviews.