History 3ES3 Slidecast


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History 3ES3 Slidecast

  1. 1. World Climate Conference Geneva 1978
  2. 2. World Climate Conference, what is it? <ul><li>The World Climate Conference proposes to create a Global </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for Climate Services through which the developers and </li></ul><ul><li>providers of climate information, predictions and services, and the </li></ul><ul><li>climate-sensitive sectors around the world, will work together, to help </li></ul><ul><li>the global community better adapt to the challenges of climate variability and change. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A series of international meetings held to tackle the issues of climate </li></ul><ul><li>Held by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) </li></ul><ul><li>Since the conference in Geneva, there has been a total of three conferences held </li></ul><ul><li>Still to this day, the conferences continue to work towards finding solutions for climate related issues that effect our world </li></ul>
  4. 4. WMO in Brief <ul><li>“ voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources” </li></ul><ul><li>played a powerful role in contributing to the safety and welfare of humanity </li></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><li>Held in Geneva in 1978, this was one of the first conferences to be held regarding the issue of climate </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly, it focused on climate change and research needed for forecasting future climate trends </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: to encourage global action from all countries to cope with future and current climate changes </li></ul>
  6. 6. History <ul><li>Held on the 12-23 of February </li></ul><ul><li>More or less a scientific conference on what was happening with climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Organized by scientists with the goal of looking into climate data and trends on climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Led to second conference </li></ul>
  7. 7. So why have the conference? <ul><li>The conference led to the creation of the World Climate Programme and the World Climate Research Programme </li></ul>
  8. 8. Second World Climate Conference <ul><li>Held in October of 1990 in Geneva, this conference was essentially a continuation of the first </li></ul><ul><li>More political; a review of the WCP set up from the first meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of climate change grew and issues were announced to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Led to the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) </li></ul><ul><li>Kyoto Protocol and Global Framework </li></ul>
  9. 9. Global Framework <ul><li>With the first two conferences focusing on climate change, this led to the idea of “Global Framework” which was addressed mainly in the third conference of August 31 st – September 4 th 2009 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Global Framework <ul><li>“ Enable better management of the risks of climate variability and change and adaptation to climate change at all levels, through development and incorporation of science-based climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Global Framework <ul><li>Designed to link scientific advances on climate predictions to the needs of their users for decision making allowing individuals to better cope with climate changes </li></ul>
  12. 12. So What Does the Future Hold? <ul><li>With the outcome of Global Framework, we are better equipped to support disaster risk management and climate risk management </li></ul>
  13. 13. Future Plans <ul><li>Thanks to the first conference held, we’ve created “widespread social, economic and environmental benefits through more effective climate risk management and increased capacities for adaptation to climate variability and change” </li></ul>
  14. 14. To Learn More… <ul><li>Visit these websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wmo.int/wcc3/documents/brief_note_en.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wmo.int/wcc3/page_en.php </li></ul>