21/04/2017
Collective Global Climate Statement Released for Earth Day

An international coalition of 33 meteorological and climate societies and institutions have released a Collective Global Climate Statement to coincide with Earth Day (http://www.earthday.org/) on 22nd April, which this year is focused on environmental and climate literacy.

The Statement acknowledges the overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is warming, largely due to emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities and calls for prompt, sustained, global, collaborative, evidence-based action to avoid the largest impacts of climate change.

It urges governments to fully and urgently implement the commitments made in Paris in 2015 to ensure the future global temperature increase is limited to well below 2°C above the pre-industrial levels, to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C and to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero in the second half of this century.

The essential role of meteorological and climate services in developing effective tools and systems for use by decision makers is highlighted, and cooperation and collaboration across countries, business sectors, society, and science, including education, research and innovation, is emphasised.

The full Statement can be downloaded here >>

Full list of signatories

The Statement has been endorsed by (in alphabetic order):

  1. American Meteorological Society
  2. Associacao Portuguesa de Meteorologia e Geopisica
  3. Associació Catalana de Meteorologia
  4. Associazione Italiana di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e Meteorologia
  5. Aviometeorological Club of Bulgaria
  6. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  7. Centro Argentino de Meteorólogos
  8. Climate Change Services – Copernicus
  9. Czech Meteorological Society
  10. Dansk Meteorologisk Selskab
  11. Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft
  12. Deutsches Klima-Konsortium
  13. Dutch Meteorological Society
  14. East Africa Meteorological Society
  15. Ethiopian Meteorological Society
  16. European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  17. European Meteorological Society
  18. Innovative Solutions for Instrumentation and Science
  19. International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists
  20. International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
  21. International Forum of Meteorological Societies
  22. Irish Meteorological Society
  23. Italian Society for Climate Sciences
  24. Magyar Meteorológiai Társaság
  25. Météo et Climat
  26. Meteorological Society of New Zealand
  27. Royal Meteorological Society
  28. Selex ES GmbH, a Leonardo company
  29. Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya
  30. Slovensko Meteorološko Društvo
  31. Società Meteorologica Italiana
  32. Svenska Meteorologiska Sällskapet
  33. Unione Meteorologica del Friuli Venezia Giulia