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 have been designed to meet the need for information and analysis of specific users. The approach underlying of this initiative is to organize the services and make them accessible also to other groups of users.