The climate is a central issue in several research areas and our everyday life, due also to the urgency of actions across society that climate change requires.
The purpose of CLIMATESERVICE.IT initiative is to provide services and solutions to give scientific answers to the need of information of users.
of climate services
The awareness of the consequences of climate change including the economic and social impacts are undoubtedly growing. The economic impact is high and it could be reduced adopting a proactive approach, as it is better to prepare than to react to such events. In 2009, the World Climate Conference-3 unanimously decided to establish a Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), a UN-led initiative spearheaded by WMO to guide the development and application of science-based climate information and services in support of decision-making in climate-sensitive sectors. Thirteen heads of state or government, 81 ministers and 2.500 scientists unanimously agreed to develop the GFCS. From this perspective, the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) urges for the implementation of Climate Services that respond specifically to different needs, and provide climate information in a way that assists decision making by individuals and organizations.
A large part of the scientific literature, and not, emphasises the benefits of a virtuous synergy between producers and consumers of climate information. However, this synergy requires new tools to benefit from the potential of this greater awareness.
Solutions are crucial
Tools for decision making // mitigate risks
CNR-IBE Climate Services Initiative has been designed to fulfil the information and analysis requirements of specific users. The approach underlying this initiative is to organise these services and make them accessible to a wider range of users.