The weather radar facilities on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong, look out over a sea of clouds on January 13, 2019. Improving the quality of weather forecasts, early warning systems and climate information services across the globe is vital. Photo: Martin Chan
The weather radar facilities on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong, look out over a sea of clouds on January 13, 2019. Improving the quality of weather forecasts, early warning systems and climate information services across the globe is vital. Photo: Martin Chan
Petteri Taalas
Opinion

Opinion

Petteri Taalas, Achim Steiner and Inger Andersen

COP26: how plugging data gaps will transform our response to climate change

  • The creation of a major new initiative by three UN agencies will close the gaps in data undermining our understanding of the climate and extreme weather
  • The system will enable the world’s most vulnerable communities to get ahead of the curve, adapt to the effects of climate change and build resilience

The weather radar facilities on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong, look out over a sea of clouds on January 13, 2019. Improving the quality of weather forecasts, early warning systems and climate information services across the globe is vital. Photo: Martin Chan
The weather radar facilities on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong, look out over a sea of clouds on January 13, 2019. Improving the quality of weather forecasts, early warning systems and climate information services across the globe is vital. Photo: Martin Chan
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