Book launch with World Meteorological Organization
13 August 2012
The United Nations World Meteorological Organization and Tudor Rose have collaborated on the publication of a book to be launched at the Extraordinary Session of the WMO Congress in October 2012. Featuring international, national and regional perspectives on climate change experiences, the fully illustrated Climate ExChange will assess the framework for a warmer world and how participating countries are dealing with opportunities and challenges today while preparing for those in the future.
WMO secretary-general Michel Jarraud said: “Climate change is happening now and is not some distant future threat. The world is warming because of human activities and this is resulting in far-reaching and potentially irreversible impacts on our Earth, atmosphere and oceans.”
And, with the United Nations World Health Organization estimating that ‘150,000 people die each year as a result of climate change’, the draft implementation plan of the Global Framework for Climate Services will be a focus of the book, with particular reference to the four key priority sectors of water, food security, disaster risk reduction and health.
This collaboration between the United Nations and Tudor Rose has continued for over ten years, producing a series of landmark publications covering a wide range of human development issues. “We share our resources to engage official governmental, international, institutional and professional bodies, each with interests in developing sustainable human societies,” said Sean Nicklin, human development publishing manager, Tudor Rose. “Together we have created a unique knowledge resource for any reader wishing to improve their understanding of these global initiatives and actions.”