WMO plays a critical role in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the 17 interlinked urgent calls to action to all countries in a global partnership to deliver UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This agenda provides a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. WMO contributes to the SDGs through activities at the national and international levels.
WMO contributes to partnerships, plans and mechanisms, and other forums as part of this agenda’s call for international cooperation. As such, WMO works with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to participate in the 2030 Agenda. NMHSs can also draw on WMO partnerships to engage with other communities, sectors, and disciplines, for example, through national climate services and the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). Through a better understanding of WMO’s contribution toward SDGs, NMHSs can be better equipped to protect life and property, and to build weather and climate resilience.
Practical illustrations of how WMO contributes to the SDGs: