Demand for climate information to inform decision- and policymaking is growing as the private and public sectors recognize its relevance and value in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Users are seeking tailored and actionable climate information on a wide range of timescales, from past, current and future climate. Their needs are broad, including long-term decisions and planning, early warning of potential hazards and managing risks arising from climate variability and change.
2016 remains on track to be hottest on record
The year 2016 remains on track to be the hottest year on record, with average global temperatures set to break even the records of 2015, according to data covering the first eleven months of the year.
Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN climate change conference in Marrakech, which focussed on implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. They set a deadline of 2018 to complete the rulebook for operationalizing the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016.
Author: Susan Joy Hassol, Simon Torok, Sophie Lewis and Patrick Luganda
Bulletin nº : Vol 65 (2) - 2016