Alliance for Hydromet Development

What is hydromet?

High-quality weather, climate, hydrological, and related environmental services (‘hydromet‘ services) provide the foundation for effective climate adaptation and resilience action. While hydromet services provide a foundational role for economic prosperity and resilient development, many countries face substantial challenges in delivering them.

What is the Alliance?

The Alliance for Hydromet Development brings together major international development, humanitarian and climate finance institutions, collectively committed to scale up and unite efforts to  close the hydromet capacity gap by 2030. It aims to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of hydromet investments by forging a collaborative partnership which recognizes and leverages the respective competencies and expertise of its members. The Alliance Members commit to strengthen the capacity of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services for sustained operation of observational systems and data exchange that meet WMO standards for minimum monitoring coverage and reporting frequency. Members also commit to better coordinate and design investments to best support developing countries, based on shared approaches and development outcomes. This includes fostering programmatic approaches that go beyond individual projects, as well as leveraging financial resources and expertise from the private sector to provide sustainable solutions and modernizing hydromet infrastructure in developing countries. The actions of the Alliance to close the hydromet capacity gap are guided by the principles of United Nations agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Alliance was launched at the 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 10 December 2019. The Climate Investment Funds joined the Alliance in October 2020.

The Alliance launch

The Alliance was launched at the 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 10 December 2019. The Climate Investment Funds joined the Alliance in October 2020.

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Who are the Alliance members

Website: https://www.adaptation-fund.org/

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Website: https://www.afdb.org/en

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Website: https://www.adb.org/

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The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) were established in 2008 to mobilize resources and trigger investments for low-carbon climate resilient development in select middle income and developing countries. To date, 14 contributor countries have pledged over US$ 8.5 billion to the CIF, which is expected to leverage an additional $61 billion in co-financing for mitigation and adaptation interventions at an unprecedented scale in 72 recipient countries.

Under its Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), CIF has supported some of the most vulnerable countries in the world to improve their capacity in providing reliable hydromet services, including Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Saint  Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Tajikistan. With total funding of more than $300 million, including co-financing, these investments cover all five components of the hydromet value chain: observation and monitoring; data and information management; research, forecasting, and modeling; service development and delivery; and training and capacity building.

Contact: Lorie Rufo, Coordinator, PPCR, Lrufo@worldbank.org

Website: https://www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/

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Website: https://www.thegef.org/

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Website: https://www.greenclimate.fund/home

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Website: https://www.isdb.org/

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Website: https://www.undp.org/

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Website: https://www.unenvironment.org/

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Website: https://www.unenvironment.org/

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Website: https://www.wfp.org/

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Website: https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/alliance-hydromet-development

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What is the commitment of the Alliance

The Alliance is committed to scale up and unite efforts to close the hydromet capacity gap by 2030. It has agreed to join efforts on 10 areas of work. The members of the Alliance are committed to deliver on ten specific tasks.

Alliance Secretariat

The World Meteorological Organization provides the Secretariat function for the Alliance that facilitates communication and knowledge sharing.

Director Development Partnerships, mrepnik@wmo.int