WMO Public-Private-Academic Engagement to Advance Climate Services: A Leadership Discussion

(UTC: 29 January 2024, 13:30 - 15:00)
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The 104th AMS Annual Meeting will be held from 28 January to 1 February 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore is a vibrant and diverse city that seamlessly blends a rich history with a thriving contemporary culture. With its historic neighborhoods, world-class museums, and a bustling waterfront. This 104th Annual Meeting and the theme "Living in a Changing Environment" have come together thanks to the hard work of the Overall Planning Committee and AMS staff. 

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The Future of WMO - A Discussion with the Secretary-General of WMO

Climate services are the provision and use of climate information to help individuals and organizations make climate-smart decisions. With the ever-increasing demand from all social and economic sectors, climate services can only be sustainable and effective if all players along the climate-service value chain are involved and mutually supported. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has actively promoted engagement among public, private, and academic sectors, as agreed to in the 2019 Geneva Declaration. 

In this townhall session, the WMO's new Secretary-General will speak with a panel of representatives from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), private companies, academia, and NGOs about: 

  1. how to leverage the strength of different sectors and stakeholders to facilitate the transformation of climate science and knowledge into practical and productive climate services for societal benefit; 
  2. what are the key obstacles in developing and forging effective and mutually beneficial engagement in climate services; 
  3. what strategies should be taken at global, regional, and national levels to increase the institutional and technological capacities of NMHSs to support the growing needs for basic climate data and products on which better and more accessible climate services can be developed and delivered 

After keynote presentations, a townhall Q&A session will allow the audience to engage the WMO and the panelists.

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Celeste Saulo, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
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Sarah Kapnick, Chief Scientist, NOAA
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Jenny Frankel-Reed WMO
Jenny Frankel-Reed, Climate Adaptation Senior Program Officer
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Erica Grow Cei, Moderator
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