World Meteorological Organization

WMO

  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 07 Mar 2016

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) headquartered in Switzerland, is an international entity focused on weather, climate and water. It provides a unique mechanism for the timely exchange of weather, climate and water data, information and products. Its core activity is to assist countries and national agencies to improve weather and air-quality forecasts, climate predictions, risk assessments, early warnings for extreme weather and climate events, and to provide a growing range of related services for the public and decision makers globally. In the context of climate change, WMO plays an important role in supporting adaptation to climate variability and change by linking science-based climate predictions and information with the management of climate-related risks and opportunities in major climate-sensitive sectors. WMO intends to strengthen its assistance to developing countries and small island developing States to enable them to achieve strategic impact in the areas of mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. WMO sought accreditation to the GCF in order to achieve maximum results in its projects and add value to the GCF portfolio as a whole by leveraging its know-how and expertise and by engaging in dialogue with its partners on GCF funding opportunities and requirements to ensure, through its assistance, that any related capacity gaps are addressed.

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending

News & Stories

Green Climate Fund and its partners launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development

10 Dec 2019 / Twelve international organisations providing assistance to developing countries came together at COP25 today to launch the Alliance for Hydromet Development. As a founding member, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) joined the Alliance to unite efforts to close the capacity gap on early warnings and climate information by 2030.

GCF and WMO agree to strengthen science in climate response

11 Dec 2018 / WMO and GCF have signed an agreement to leverage WMO expertise in weather, climate and water to increase the effectiveness of GCF-financed activities.

Science provides rationale for rational climate action

11 Dec 2018 / Strong science lies at the cornerstone of all effective climate action, participants heard at a GCF event held on the sidelines of COP24. Maxx Dilley, the WMO's climate prediction and adaptation director, said that a reliance on scientific evidence extends beyond providing early warning of climate disasters. Energy investments need to account for wind speeds and solar radiation, while agricultural climate projects should measure soil moisture, he said.

Shoring up early warning systems for Asia-Pacific SIDS

29 Sep 2017 / Five island countries in the Asia-Pacific region are teaming up with the WMO to boost their resilience to weather events.

World Meteorological Organization first UN agency to formalize relationship with GCF

02 Jun 2016 / WMO has become the first UN specialized agency to formalize its relationship with GCF.

Contacts

Markus Repnik
Director, Office for Resource Mobilization and Development Partnerships
7bis, avenue de la Paix, case postale 2300, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone +41227308743
mrepnik@wmo.int
Jean Paul Gaudechoux
Senior Programme Manager, Office for Resource Mobilization and Development Partnership
7bis, avenue de la Paix, case postale 2300, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone +41227308311
jpgaudechoux@wmo.int