Effective weather and climate information services (‘climate services’) are essential to enable people across the world to cope with climate variability and change. Accurate, timely, relevant and usable information can help people to understand their climate-related risks and act appropriately.

The pressure is on for signatories to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR) to achieve and demonstrate a reduction in disaster losses by 2030.