National/Sub-national/community planning and budgeting
The enhanced capacity of national hydro-meteorological services (NHMS) and related environmental institutions to monitor extreme weather and climate change is an essential factor in adapting to changing conditions. Projects within this Signature Programme are already enhancing the capacity for risk-responsive planning and development plans at variousgoverning levels.
Supporting the national, sub-national and community planning and budgeting projects with climate-related information supports long-term development while responding to priorities and actions identified in national adaptation plans. The efficient and effective use of climate-related information is essential to helping institutions build capacity to service needs across various sectors, including land-use planning, agricultural, and power generation.
Furthermore, these capacities will increase the ability of the national early warning network to forewarn of extreme climate events, strengthening both national and district capacities to complement other disaster preparedness systems that will ultimately help the most vulnerable populations. The goal is to have climate change information permeate the entire decision-making process. All components of an implemented EWS shoulde ventually be able to function as an integrated system within—and sometimes between—countries.