SOFF to enhance data availability and exchange for improvement of weather and climate forecasts in Tanzania

Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) in collaboration with Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) as peer Advisor and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) being an implementing Entity has started implementation of the Systematic Observation Financing Facility (SOFF) readiness Phase by conducting a workshop on preparation of Global Base Observation Network (GBON) National Gap Analysis for Tanzania. In […]

World Food Programme: The Science behind Saving and Changing Lives

Reflecting on the critical role of WFP and national governments in anticipating severe weather events and protecting vulnerable communities from the impacts of climate change. You can find the publication of WFP here, and download the factsheet here. 23 March 2023, World Meteorological Day. For WFP, this is an opportunity to reflect on the crucial role […]

World Meteorological Day 2022

Systematic Observations for Better Early Action On March 23 we mark the 72th recurrence of World Met Day. The climate has dramatically changed over the last 70 years as shown by the latest IPCC report. With its dire warning about the impacts of climate change on people and the planet, the report was called “a […]

Innovative finance for global weather and climate data

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has committed 10 million Euros to the Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF), a groundbreaking financing mechanism designed to ramp up the global understanding of climate change by significantly increasing the availability of essential weather and climate data.  The NDF Managing Director, Ms. Karin Isaksson, welcomed the creation of SOFF and […]

UN Unveils New Finance Mechanism to Boost Climate Action

3 November 2021: On Finance Day at COP26, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the creation of the Systematic Observations Finance Facility (SOFF).
This new finance mechanism will set the foundation to boost climate action globally and will contribute to achieving one of the main goals of COP26 – to urgently scale-up climate finance to support developing countries’ adaptation and mitigation efforts.

COP26: how plugging data gaps will transform our response to climate change

Just a week before the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, three of the United Nations’ leading agencies on climate and development released alarming reports.
The World Meteorological Organization has highlighted how greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2020. It found that concentrations of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere rose at a faster rate in 2020 than over the previous decade.

Support grows for Systematic Observations Financing Facility

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) convened the third meeting of the forum of potential funders for the Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF). Some 50 delegations representing potential bilateral, multilateral and philanthropic funders as well as observer organizations including the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and the members of the Alliance for Hydromet Development joined the meeting.