Abu Dhabi hosted the sixteenth session of the WMO Conference for Asia
The sixteenth session of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Association for Asia took place at the National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, headquarters in Abu Dhabi from 10-12 Feb 2017. WMO’s Regional Association for Asia groups 35 Member States and territories across a variety of geographic and climatic zones. It includes some of the world’s most densely populated cities, which are often in coastal zones exposed to risks from sea level rise and more intense tropical storms. Air pollution, sand and dust storms, environmental degradation and water stress, add to the challenges.
It emphasised that Member States need to work with each other and with other organisations to increase resilience to extreme weather and climate change and contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.