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Full Report Fourth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS4)Full Report Fourth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS4)

Demir Pereyra

The activity was driven by the Alliance for Climate Services (CSP), an organization formed in 2011 to attract the different actors for the purpose of sharing knowledge and best practices regarding the development and delivery of climate services. This is an interdisciplinary and informal network, consisting of users, suppliers, donors and researchers of climate information. The International Conference on Climate Services served to discuss the current state of knowledge on climate services worldwide. In this sense, the previous three editions were held in New York, Brussels and Montego Bay, bringing together climate information users, suppliers, donors and researchers as a means of encouraging debate, exploring the challenges and highlight best practices. Whereas the actions undertaken by our country through the various ministries and institutes, which are aimed at adaptation to climate variability and change, mitigation and management of climate risks, is that efforts were promoted to Uruguay was ICCS4 headquarters. The organization of the event was handled by the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) and the IRI. Also participated in the thematic selection of the agenda: the National Institute of Meteorology (INUMET) and the National System Response to Climate Change (SNRCC).

Greetings from local hosts Tabaré Aguerre,”Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture & Fisheries, Uruguay Tabaré Aguerre greeted the conference participants and welcomed them to Uruguay for the meeting. He highlighted Uruguay’s recent efforts to improve the use of climate information for societal decision making. Francisco Beltrame,”Ministry of Housing, Planning & Environment, Uruguay Francisco Beltrame discussed the importance of environmental information in developing sustainable development projects; he also discussed the importance of collaborations within and between government agencies in order to establish coherent development plans. He mentioned that this conference is particularly timely as there is increasing awareness of the need to address the impacts of climate change and variability in Uruguay and around the world. Gabriel Pisciottano,”Uruguayan National Meteorological Institute Gabriel Pisciottano began his talk by mentioning the need for meteorological services to develop good climate information products, which involves improving observational networks and the development of better monitoring and forecasts. Pisciottano also highlighted the need to strengthen the dialogue between climate information providers and user communities in order to ensure the relevance of information provided. Climate services for agriculture in Uruguay Tabaré Aguerre, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture & Fisheries, Uruguay Agriculture, livestock, and related activities make up roughly 25% of Uruguay’s economy. The contribution of agricultural activity to Uruguay’s exports is also large and growing. In this context, Minister Tabaré Aguerre presented on Uruguay’s AgroInteligente strategy, which includes: 1. Promotion of competitiveness and international integration 2. Sustainable intensification.  3. Adaptation of production systems to climate change 4. Competitive inclusion of family agriculture in value chains 5. Strengthening and integration of relevant institutions The strategy includes the development of a National System for Agricultural Information, which is designed to integrate the dispersal of agricultural, climate and natural resource management as a public good. The system will improve existing climate and natural resource databases; inform improved seasonal forecast systems, establish Early Warning Systems; improve real-time monitoring of climate and vegetation; and develop simulation models to assess the impact of adopting different adaptation technologies.

Demir Pereyra
Periodista

Columnista en Caras y Caretas

Corresponsal Diario La República

Coordinadora de Prensa MultimedioDemir Pereyra

The activity was driven by the Alliance for Climate Services (CSP), an organization formed in 2011 to attract the different actors for the purpose of sharing knowledge and best practices regarding the development and delivery of climate services. This is an interdisciplinary and informal network, consisting of users, suppliers, donors and researchers of climate information. The International Conference on Climate Services served to discuss the current state of knowledge on climate services worldwide. In this sense, the previous three editions were held in New York, Brussels and Montego Bay, bringing together climate information users, suppliers, donors and researchers as a means of encouraging debate, exploring the challenges and highlight best practices. Whereas the actions undertaken by our country through the various ministries and institutes, which are aimed at adaptation to climate variability and change, mitigation and management of climate risks, is that efforts were promoted to Uruguay was ICCS4 headquarters. The organization of the event was handled by the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) and the IRI. Also participated in the thematic selection of the agenda: the National Institute of Meteorology (INUMET) and the National System Response to Climate Change (SNRCC).

Greetings from local hosts Tabaré Aguerre,”Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture & Fisheries, Uruguay Tabaré Aguerre greeted the conference participants and welcomed them to Uruguay for the meeting. He highlighted Uruguay’s recent efforts to improve the use of climate information for societal decision making. Francisco Beltrame,”Ministry of Housing, Planning & Environment, Uruguay Francisco Beltrame discussed the importance of environmental information in developing sustainable development projects; he also discussed the importance of collaborations within and between government agencies in order to establish coherent development plans. He mentioned that this conference is particularly timely as there is increasing awareness of the need to address the impacts of climate change and variability in Uruguay and around the world. Gabriel Pisciottano,”Uruguayan National Meteorological Institute Gabriel Pisciottano began his talk by mentioning the need for meteorological services to develop good climate information products, which involves improving observational networks and the development of better monitoring and forecasts. Pisciottano also highlighted the need to strengthen the dialogue between climate information providers and user communities in order to ensure the relevance of information provided. Climate services for agriculture in Uruguay Tabaré Aguerre, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture & Fisheries, Uruguay Agriculture, livestock, and related activities make up roughly 25% of Uruguay’s economy. The contribution of agricultural activity to Uruguay’s exports is also large and growing. In this context, Minister Tabaré Aguerre presented on Uruguay’s AgroInteligente strategy, which includes: 1. Promotion of competitiveness and international integration 2. Sustainable intensification.  3. Adaptation of production systems to climate change 4. Competitive inclusion of family agriculture in value chains 5. Strengthening and integration of relevant institutions The strategy includes the development of a National System for Agricultural Information, which is designed to integrate the dispersal of agricultural, climate and natural resource management as a public good. The system will improve existing climate and natural resource databases; inform improved seasonal forecast systems, establish Early Warning Systems; improve real-time monitoring of climate and vegetation; and develop simulation models to assess the impact of adopting different adaptation technologies.

Demir Pereyra
Periodista

Columnista en Caras y Caretas

Corresponsal Diario La República

Coordinadora de Prensa Multimedio

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