Climate Services event at COP-17

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society will be hosting a panel event at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9.

The panelists will discuss the recent creation of the Climate Services Partnership, which was the main outcome of the recent International Conference on Climate Services.

An informal and diverse alliance of organizations committed to climate-smart development, the CSP will work to advance climate services worldwide. Partners will collaborate to learn from each other’s experiences, to identify gaps and needs, and to develop and evaluate innovations.
This side event will introduce the CSP and give members time to explain their individual initiatives. The speakers will be:
  • Stephen E. Zebiak, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
  • Jerry Lengoasa, World Meteorological Organization
  • William Breed, United States Agency for International Development
  • Kanta Kumari Rigaud, World Bank
  • Carlo Scaramella, World Food Programme
  • Youba Sokona, ClimDev Africa
  • Guy Brasseur, Climate Service Center, Germany

For more information, click on the flier thumbnail.

You can also watch the event live from here:

Other side events with IRI participation:
Insurance approaches for weather-related risks in Africa
Date: December 2, 9-11 a.m. Location: Africa Pavilion. IRI’s Haresh Bhojwani will present.

Roundtable on Climate Change Information and Water Resources in Africa
Date: December 3, 1-3 p.m. Location: Africa Pavilion. IRI’s Haresh Bhojwani present.

Visit the COP17 web site for more details.