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A Global Early Warning System for Climate Change - A Case Study for Designing the System

As of: September 2021

This project was the first stage in the development of CLIM-WARN, a global early warning system for changes in climate. The range of climate-related early warning systems remains far removed from what is actually needed and what is technically feasible. CLIM-WARN will issue warnings to the most severely affected regions of the world - allowing sufficient time for these regions to respond to the situation (time horizon between six months and ten years). In order to acquire the basic data required for planning the system, the project was to conduct a case study in West Africa. In designing this comprehensive early warning system with a focus on those developing countries most at risk, the project partners were to identify potential users, develop sample plans and improve the efficiency of data dissemination.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed.

Project data

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) - Ghana
  • Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEW&NR) - Kenya*
  • Ministry of Environmental and Sustainable Development (MEDD) - Burkina Faso

Implementing partner(s):
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
  • World Meteorological Organisation

BMU grant:
618.451,06 €

12/2012  till  04/2015


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