The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will hold the Tokyo Climate Conference: Better Climate Information for a Safe and Sustainable Society in Tokyo, Japan, 6-8 July 2009.
This conference will bring together representatives both from users and providers of climate information and services as well as prominent scientists and experts on climate-related matters.
The Conference aims at identifying actions and methods to develop an effective framework involving users and proiders to create user-oriented products ant promote their utilization, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
The results of the Conference are expected to contribute, as inputs of from the region, to World Climate Conference-3 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August to 4 September 2009.
In order to raise social awareness of climate information usage, an open symposium is scheduled for the final day.
Main objectives of the conference
- Review the current status of provision, accessibility and utilization of products related to climate prediction and information
- Assess the current responsibilities, roles and capabilities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in the production and communication of climate information
- Share the concerns and needs of users in various sectors on climate information and services for climamte risk management and adaptation
- Identify actions and methods to develop an effective framework involving users and providers to create user-oriented products and promote their utilization
The results of the session will be formulated as a conference statement on action and measures to promote the application of climate information, which is expected to contribute to World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August to 4 September 2009 (http://www.wmo.int/wcc3/).
- Experts on climate services at NMHSs and specialists in user sectors from the Asia-Pacific countries
- Representatives from WMO, the Asian Developing Bank, the ASEAN Secretariat, the World Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency
- Leading scientists and experts from research or regional centers on climate
|Monday, 6 July 2009|| |
| Morning Session||Opening ceremony|
| ||Keynote speeches|
| ||Regional climate information: RCC and RCOF|
| Afternoon Session||Best practices of climate information utilization in socio-economic sectors|
| ||International cooperation for enhancement of climate services|
|Tuesday, 7 July 2009|| |
| Morning Session||Working group discussion (1) |
| ||Working group discussion (2) |
| Afternoon Session||Working group discussion (3) |
| ||Summary of working group outcomes|
| ||Draft of Conference Statement|
|Wednesday, 8 July 2009|| |
| Morning Session||Opening symposium|
| Afternoon Session||Approval of Conference Statement|
WMO and the GLOBE Program invite young people to create compelling short messages on the topic "Youth working to solve local problems through weather and climate research."
The WMO-GLOBE youth message initiative intends to provide scientists, policy-makers and media representatives attending WCC-3 with captivating and inspirational examples of the many ways that youth from around the world are using their research on weather and climate to respond to climate issues in their regions.
Events during WCC-3
For more detail, please refer to the GLOBE web site:
Bringing Youth Messages to World Climate Conference-3
All submissions must be received by 23:59 GMT on 19 June 2009 to Office of International Affairs, Japan Meteorological Agency.