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Scoping Meeting for the Establishment of the Arab Climate Outlook Forum (ArabCOF)

14
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16
October
2014
Location: 
Amman

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), the World Meteorological (WMO) and the Jordanian Meteorological Department (JMD) are organizing the Scoping Meeting for the Establishment of the Arab Climate Outlook Forum (ArabCOF), which will take place from 14 to16 October 2014 in Amman, Jordan. The meeting is convened within the framework of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR) and will gather the heads of the Arab Meteorological Offices as well as international and regional climate experts from the RICCAR partner organizations.

This meeting is organized in pursuant to the resolution adopted by the 30th Meeting of the Arab Permanent Committee on Meteorology that took place in Kuwait in March 2014, which called for conducting a consultation meeting to discuss the establishment of an Arab Climate Outlook Forum and needed actions and measures. This will include discussing the types of climate services that the RCOF would provide, such as producing climate outlooks for the Arab region and reviewing regional climate change projections and assessments and other services that will be presented and discussed during the Scoping Meeting. Measures and mechanisms for the establishment of the Forum will also be also discussed.