The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

One Planet Summit

On March 14, the third edition of One Planet Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The Summit will bring together global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and civil society to help accelerate and focus attention on climate investments in line with the Paris Agreement. The main themes will focus on promoting renewable energy, fostering resilience and adaptation, and protecting biodiversity in Africa. Discover how the World Bank Group is helping African countries advance climate action in all these areas.
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USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: Scaling Up Climate Services: Lessons from East Africa

Effectively scaling up climate services requires solid investment in observations, usable climate data, the development of demand–driven products, and the tools to use processed data. One-off climate service pilots are important to test new ideas, but a more strategic approach is needed to reach scale.

USAID/Kenya and East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project brought together key partners including national meteorological and hydrological services (NHMS), the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC), FEWS NET/USGS, and Tetra Tech to develop demand-driven tools to develop and improve East African climate services.

This month's Adaptation Community Meeting will highlight the experience working with these partners.
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