The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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IRI Weather Updates
Important Guidance and Resources for Forecast-Based Decision Making
Download here (pdf, 396 kB) a document offering further background information on La Niña and El Niño, seasonal forecast interpretation, connecting forecasts with appropriate actions, and resources for forecast monitoring and decision-making support. In Spanish: Orientación Importante para el Pronóstico y los Recursos.
Please find below the La Niña and El Niño updates based on the IRI seasonal forecasts:
- Global Seasonal Forecast 21 December 2012
- El Nino Forecasts Asia, Pacific, Americas and Africa updates 23 November 2012
- El Nino Forecasts Asia, Pacific, Americas and Africa updates 25 October 2012
- El Nino Forecasts Asia, Pacific, Americas and Africa updates 2 October 2012
- El Nino Forecasts Asia, Pacific, Americas and Africa updates 22 August 2012
- Global, Asia, Pacific, Africa and Americas forecast updates 25 July 2012
- Global, Asia, Pacific, Africa and Americas forecast updates 4 July 2012
- Global, Asia, Pacific, Africa and Americas forecast updates 22 May 2012
- Global, Asia and Americas seasonal forecast updates 8 May 2012
- Global, Africa, Asia and North America seasonal forecast updates 23 March 2012
- Global and Asia La Niña updates 21 February 2012
- Global, Pacific and Asia La Niña updates 19 January 2012
IRI Policy brief
Humanitarian actors are shifting from a response paradigm toward policies and strategies that include preparedness and prevention. In parallel, climate actors (e.g. meteorological services and climate scientists) are reorganizing around the concept of climate services, which aims to inform development, adaptation and disaster risk management through improved use of climate information. Humanitarian and climate actors share a common objective of protecting lives and livelihoods, which can best be realized by collaboration. These partnerships are essential to ensuring that climate information needs are identified, met and communicated effectively to result in better informed action. These cases and lessons are captured in this policy brief (pdf, 1 MB), a product of collaboration between the IRI, IFRC, WFP, OCHA, CCAFS and NOAA.
Climate & Society No. 3: A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management
Climate-related disasters are by far the most frequent natural disasters, exacting a heavy toll on people and economies. Their frequency and economic losses have steadily increased over the past few decades, stretching the response capacities of governments and humanitarian organizations. One of the many ways this challenge can be addressed is by making more effective use of the increasing wealth of climate information and tailoring it to the needs of those who could use it, to better predict and prepare for such disasters before they occur. Written in partnership with a range of humanitarian organizations, A Better Climate for Disaster Risk Management is the third in the Climate and Society Publication series. This issue highlights recent advances in the use of climate information to manage risks and improve livelihoods, such as new partnerships and user-designed information platforms.
Go here for the complete issue .
IRI Series 'Managing Risk in a Changing Climate'
Climate change in Africa: changes in extreme weather under global warming (research)
Many of the impacts of climate change will materialize through changes in extreme events such as droughts, floods, and storms. Such extremes result in severe human suffering, and hamper economic development and poverty reduction. Unfortunately, assessments of climate change are often limited to mean temperature and precipitation. Knowledge of changes in extremes is sparse, particularly for Africa. This web site presents results of such analyses for various parts of Africa, using the best climate models from the upcoming IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.
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National and Regional Information Providers on Climate Change Projections, medium and short term forecasts
Please click here (pdf, 87 kB) to access a list of information on national and regional scientific information providers.