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Join us at WMO leading session at WTO Public Forum this September!

WTO Public Forum WMO leading session “Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Weather Enterprise! “

The 2023 Public Forum will examine how trade can contribute to a greener and more sustainable future. The Forum will explore how trade can facilitate access to environmental goods, services and technologies, help achieving the Paris Agreement’s Nationally Determined Contributions, and maintain the ambition to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

The session titled “Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Weather Enterprise”, co-leading by WMO, will highlight the importance of weather data in addressing climate change and building resilient economies. Weather data and analytics facilitate climate-resilient trade, identify key opportunities for greener trade practices, and examine the benefits of integrating weather insights into trade decision-making processes. WMO Climate and Energy Lead, Roberta Boscolo, will introduce the importance and application of meteorological information in social-economic sectors. The discussions will highlight the collaborative efforts of the World Trade Organization and World Economic Forum through the ACT initiative, Swiss Re’s engagement in the interface between natural hazards and reinsurance markets, and the Portwatch program under the International Monetary Fund, which have resounding interests in the value of weather data.

For more information visit the official session website!