Romania attends third World Climate Conference in Geneva

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Romania is present on Sept. 3 and 4. at the third World Climate Conference in Geneva by a delegation headed by labour minister, Nicolae Nemirschi.

The theme of WCC-3 is „Climate prediction and information for decision-making: focusing on scientific advances in seasonal to inter-annual time-scales, taking into account multi-decadal prediction”.

The debates that have taken place so far and that are to be held at top level examine the possibility of application of climate prediction and information to societal problems enabling adaptation to climate variability and change in various sectors such as agriculture and food security, forestry, energy, water, health, urban and rural settlements, infrastructure, tourism, wildlife, trade and transport that contribute to sustainable socio-economic development, reads a news release sent by the Agriculture Ministry on Thursday.

The talks and the Declaration that is expected to be signed at the end of the top level segment of the conference are focusing on the possibility of initiation of a Global Framework for Climatic Services.

The framework is mainly aimed to enhance information in the climatic segment and to ensure efficient communication between the World Meteorological Organization and its members, namely between climatologists and decision-makers.

On September 4 , Environment Minister Nicolae Nemirschi will hold a speech on Romania’s behalf in which he will voice Romania’s support for the Swedish presidency of the EU regarding the initiation of the Global Framework for Climatic Services.

The meeting in Geneva precedes the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), that will be held in December in Copenhagen.

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