Using climate and weather information
to increase resilience
There have been improvements in predicting, communicating and responding to El Niños in recent years, but there are still challenges in institutionalising these systems
The ‘alert phase’ needs to be divided into different stages with different levels of certainty & triggers (statement of procedures currently in production)
We know that early action/response model works (saves lives, money and resources) and have figures to prove it (Christian Aid research)
People Centred Climate Services
(Helen Ticehurst - UK Met)
Blueprint of Action for El Niño
(Richard Ewbank - Christian Aid)
Coordination and collaboration with partners already working on climate information programming is critical.
Important to work through National Met Services rather than set up parallel systems.
Employ a co-production approach to be most effective