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.
- 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.
· The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization and specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).
· It focuses on international cooperation and coordination related to the Earth’s atmosphere, weather, climate, and distribution of water resources.
· WMO has 193 member countries, including India.
· Headquarters: Geneva
· Founded in 1950.