GWE Forum Roundtable 4: From models to mangroves – Using climate information to design effective Nature Based Solutions

This panel discussion focused on the weather, water and climate information needed to support nature-based solutions (NBS) to reduce flood and drought risks and brought together NBS practitioners from the World Bank and elsewhere, policy advisors, meteorologists, and hydrologists to:

  • Review the challenges and opportunities of NBS to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to flood and drought risks. How are these practices be applied in development projects?
  • Assess the weather and climate data and information requirements, and how to reduce knowledge gaps, needed for NBS introductions to be successful.
  • Explore ways to create opportunities to support and enable the uptake of NBS in developing countries.

The outcomes of the roundtable included:

  • Guidance on the weather, climate and hydrological global-to-local scale data and information requirements from the global weather enterprise for NBS to support flood and drought risk reduction.
  • Guidance on the types of NBS solutions needed to reduce flood and drought risk, in a development context.
  • Guidance on policy options for developing countries to encourage NBS investments in flood and drought risk reduction.
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NEW – Online Forum on Legislative Frameworks

The Global Weather Enterprise Online Forum is the place to deep-dive into the topics of concern, discuss with expert panelists, and share opinions toward increasing knowledge and creating opportunities for the implementation of ideas.

This upcoming Online Forum explores the national legal frameworks that define and establish the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder in the global weather enterprise in their respective territories. These frameworks stress the importance of all elements of the value chain in the weather, water and climate nexus.

Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021, 14.00 – 15.30 UTC

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GWE Forum Webinar 2: Unlocking the Benefits of Open Weather Data

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The webinar explored the issues surrounding open data in the context of weather and climate data and services. New government-level policies, such as the European Union Open Data Directive, are likely to have a significant impact on the delivery of meteorological and climate services. There is the potential for unlocking significant socio-economic benefits from the application of such policies.

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