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WMO Report on Climate Services for 2023

Why is it in the news?

  • The WMO report underscores that the health sector is inadequately prepared to cope with the consequences of heatwaves and extreme weather events.

Key findings

  • Climate change poses a significant threat to global health progress.
  • Less than 25% of Global Health Ministries use climate information to monitor climate-related health risks.
  • Air pollution, ranked as the fourth-largest health risk factor, receives only 2% of international climate finance to address it. Climate finance has doubled, averaging $1.3 trillion annually in 2021 and 2022.


  • Emphasize collaboration between health and climate agencies to address the climate-health nexus, particularly in vulnerable regions like
  • Develop in-country capacities to improve local knowledge and response to climate-related health risks.
  • Implement policy mandates for health and meteorological actors to collaborate effectively.
About WMO

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization and specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 It focuses on international cooperation and coordination related to the Earth’s atmosphere, weather, climate, and distribution of water resources.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 WMO has 193 member countries, including India.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Headquarters: Geneva

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Founded in 1950.

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