From the 20th to the 31st of March, thematic experts and IT specialists from OACPS Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) gathered in Ispra, Italy, for the ClimSA Station workshop organised by the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC).Continue reading
ClimSA at the COP28
The ClimSA Programme will participate at COP28 as part of the OACPS delegation, to showcase the latest developments in the advancement of Climate Services and engage with strategic partners. COP28 will take place in Dubai, UAE in November 30 - 12 December 2023.
For more information, you can go to our dedicated page here.
3rd ClimSA Forum
Building Bridges for Climate Services: Advancing Stakeholder Dialogue to Enhance Regional Resilience in Vulnerable Countries
Ended (September 11-13, 2023)
The main objective was to raise awareness of the benefits of climate services for end-users in advancing dialogue among stakeholders through the mechanism of feedback, synergies and complementarities, particularly in relation to the operation of the RCCs and their Climate Services Information Systems. This will contribute to the sustainability of climate services generation, delivery and application, as well as to enhancing regional resilience in the most vulnerable countries in ACP regions.
2nd ClimSA Forum
The ClimSA'22 Forum took place in Apia, Samoa from 26 to 29 September 2022, gathering stakeholders, technicians, decision-makers, academics, climate services producers and users.
ClimSA at the COP 27
The ClimSA Programme was present at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt from 06 November to 18 November 2022.
The COP 27 addressed in particular the climate challenges of the African continent as its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is very low while suffering disproportionately from its negative impacts.
More information about ClimSA's contribution here.
The ClimSA Programme at a glance
In a warming world, the need of climate science-based information for policy, planning and practice decisions, at all levels and scales is now more urgent than ever. In partnership with the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has initiated the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application Programme (ClimSA), under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
ClimSA’s objectives are to provide members and regions of the OACPS innovative and collaborative solutions to manage climate-related risk considerations in their sustainable development policy, planning and practice decisions, by (i) Contributing to strengthening the production, availability, delivery and application of science-based information; and (ii) Building the capacity of decision-makers at all levels.
In the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Paris Agreement, providing science-based information with reliable data on climate change and climate variability is critical for the 79 members and six regions of the OACPS to meet their commitments.
Facts and figures
€ M Funding
Regional climate centres supported
RCCs Staff to be trained
Billion of beneficiaries impacted in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific