Wednesday, 9 September 2009

AfricaAdapt at the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3),

3 September 2009. Geneva. The World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3), which has brought together from 31 August to 4 September 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, more than 2 000 climate scientists, sectoral experts and decision-makers established a Global Framework for Climate Services “to strengthen production, availability, delivery and application of science-based climate prediction and services.”

The Declaration establishing the Global Framework was adopted today at WCC-3 by high-level policy-makers from more than 150 countries, including Heads of State/Government of Ethiopia, Monaco, Mozambique, Slovenia, Tajikistan, the Vice-Presidents of Comores and the United Republic of Tanzania, the Premier of Niue, the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh, Cook Islands, the Vice-Premier of China, more than 80 Ministers and other Senior Government Officials.

The adoption stood under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza, President of Mozambique, and H.E. Mr Moritz Leuenberger, Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation, host country of the Conference.

Laban Ogallo, Director of the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) in Nairobi presented during the session on Mainstreaming climate information the platform of AfricaAdapt of which FARA is one of the initiators.

Reference: Conference website + Brochure Focus on Africa (1.5 MB)