World Climate Conference Focuses On Adaptation To Climate Change
The third World Climate Conference started on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland. WCC-3, as it is called, is a week-long event organized by the World Meteorological Organization. Over 1,000 politicians and scientists from 150 countries attend, in an attempt to better understand and share information about our environment.
WCC-3 aims to develop a framework for countries to develop climate services on a global scale. The conference is expected to provide its attendees with ways to address climate-related risks such as droughts, floods, famine and disease, and climate change.
But, the World Meteorological Organization says mitigation alone is not enough. Largely overlooked in this process is the need for adaptation. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud says countries must have the tools to adapt to a changing climate. They must be able to respond to a world that is likely to experience more extreme weather events, such as floods and hurricanes.