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GEO Climate Workshop: Earth Observations for the Paris Agreement

13/06/2018 (All day)

Workshop organized by GEO, a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

GEO invites climate partners and those interesting in contributing to our efforts in support of the Paris Climate Agreement to join us for the 1st GEO Climate Workshop: Earth Observations for the Paris Agreement in Geneva, following the 2018 GEO Symposium.

The workshop will take stock of climate initiatives and activities in the GEO Work Programme and beyond, including the work of key organizations including GCOS, IPCC, WMO and UNFCCC, in order to identify gaps and develop tangible action areas. It will address all relevant areas in the Paris Agreement, focusing on areas where GEO can provide most added value: adaptation, loss & damage and capacity development.

The overall objectives of the workshop are to:
enhance the understanding of how the Earth Observation community can support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and;
to discuss a more integrated approach to climate across the GEO Work Programme.

Who should attend?

  • Representatives of relevant GEO activities:
    GEO-C, GFOI, Blue Planet, Regional Initiatives and others
  • International organizations:
    UNFCCC, IPCC, WMO, CEOS, GCOS, WCRP etc. (to give guidance/advice and ensure policy linkages)
  • National representatives
    In particular from Small Island States and Least Developed Countries (to bring the perspective on needs for adaptation and loss & damage)

Visit the GEO website for additional information.

Location: 

Salle Obasi, WMO