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2020 State of Climate Services: Risk Information and Early Warning Systems

Author: WMO
This latest WMO report highlights progress made in Early Warning System (EWS) capacity – and identifies where and how governments can invest in effective EWS to strengthen countries’ resilience to multiple weather, water and climate-related hazards.

As climate change continues to threaten human lives, ecosystems and economies, risk information and early warning systems (EWS) are increasingly seen as key for reducing these impacts. In this report, WFP shares its experience with the Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring (PRISM), developed and piloted by WFP in the Asia-Pacific region to monitor climate risks for the most vulnerable communities, enabling countries to better prepare for, and mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events.