Addressing climate change

On the basis of research conducted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is improving its climate information services for local communities in order to plan local development better and avoid strategic errors, such as building a dam on a river which will subsequently dry up.

The IPCC, established as a scientific intergovernmental body in 1988 by WMO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has put the issue of climate change at the forefront of the international agenda. At regular intervals, it prepares comprehensive Assessment Reports containing scientific, technical and socioeconomic information to advance the understanding of human-induced climate change and proposes concrete solutions to mitigate this phenomenon and address its impacts.

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