Date: Thursday 30 June 2016, 9:00-12:30
Event: High-level meeting at FAO in Rome
The El Niño climate event is having a devastating impact on agriculture in Central America’s Dry Corridor where one of the worst droughts in decades has left 3.5 million people food insecure. In the most affected countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras some 2.8 million people are dependent on food aid.
Carbon Dioxide Increase in Atmosphere Sets New Record
The annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii jumped by 3.05 parts per million during 2015, the largest year-to-year increase in 56 years of research, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The development is significant because Mauna Loa Observatory is the oldest continuous atmospheric measurement station in the world and is widely regarded as a benchmark site in the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere Watch network.
El Niño set to have a devastating impact on Southern Africa’s harvests and food security; Forecasts suggest a scenario of extensive, regional-scale crop failure
Joint statement by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
IGAD CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATIONS CENTRE (ICPAC)
THE THIRTY NINTH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF39) ANNOUNCEMENT
VENUE: NAIROBI, KENYA
DATE: 23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2015
EARLY WARNING TO COPE WITH CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE IN SUPPORT OF RESILIENCE BUILDING IN THE HORN OF AFRICA
EMBARGO 1800 GMT Thursday 4 December 2014
Current Situation and Outlook