Utilizing advanced weather, water, and climate information and services is essential for ensuring a climate-resilient energy transition. These services cover a wide range of timeframes, from historical data to nowcasting, sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting, annual to multi-annual predictions, and decadal climate projections. Such information underpins resources planning, routine operation and maintenance, risk management and investment planning of energy systems including renewable resources, nuclear power plants, thermal power plants, electricity grid and other forms of energy production.
The WMO Climate and Energy team, in collaboration with a broad network of external partners, conducts a diverse range of mitigation and adaptation activities. These initiatives primarily focus on supporting WMO member states in addressing climate challenges while supporting net zero energy transitions, energy demand management, resilience of energy infrastructure, early warnings for energy, energy security, and energy efficiency. Such activities involve, but not limited to, continuous monitoring of sector needs from both public and private entities, the development of essential technical publications, guidelines, and best practices, capacity-building for National Meteorological and Hydrological services to deliver advanced services tailored for the energy sector through training, webinars, and conferences. Additionally, regional projects and national demonstration services and products are established to meet sector-specific requirements. Furthermore, WMO facilitates data exchange to underpin climate-resilient energy transitions and ensure energy security.