Thematic Area

Climate Information and Early Warning Systems

Through this service line, UNDP is protecting lives and livelihoods, providing people with the information they need to thrive and enhancing evidence-based decision-making. The main areas of work include reducing reliance on one type of technology, developing shared databases, involving communities in product design, information sharing within and between countries, development of climate information infrastructure, climate information dissemination and value chain development, capacity-building for modeling and forecasting, use of alternative technologies, private sector engagement, digitization of historical records, and impact of warnings and advisories on livelihoods and behavior.

Human Stories

Participatory climate services, advanced lightning detection, solar-powered weather stations, and other advanced technologies are saving lives and building resilience in Malawi through this Green Climate Fund-financed project.

UNDP-supported climate information and early warning systems projects have reached 10.2 million people in the past 12 years. As we celebrate World Meteorological Day we explore the power of information to supercharge progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sierra Leone is rebuilding its climate services from the ashes of war using new technologies to provide early warnings for vulnerable communities.

Resources

Partnerships

SOFF has been created as a Multi Partner Trust Fund, jointly established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), UNDP and UN Environment (UNEP). As a UN Coalition, SOFF will maximize complementaries, impact, and visibility.

Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the REAP brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, humanitarian, and development communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.

The Alliance for Hydromet Development brings together major international development, humanitarian, and climate finance institutions, collectively committed to scaling-up and uniting efforts to close the hydromet capacity gap by 2030. It aims to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of hydromet investments by forging a collaborative partnership which recognizes and leverages the respective competencies and expertise of its members.