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CR 47:3-4 (2011)  -  DOI:

Contribution to the CR Special: 'Climate services for sustainable development'

Changing climate and demands for sustainable development

Mannava Sivakumar1,*, Pierre Bessemoulin2, Thomas C. Peterson3, Ghassem Asrar1

1World Meteorological Organization, 7bis, avenue de la Paix, Case postale No. 2300, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
2Formerly: Météo-France, Paris, France
3National Climatic Data Center, NOAA, Federal Building, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina 28801-5001, USA
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ABSTRACT: In order to meet the multi-faceted challenges of climate variability and climate change, there is a need for wise and well-informed decision-making at every level. Those who make these decisions require the best possible climate science and information. The 14 articles in this CR Special represent a synthesis of the requirements of society for climate information, products and services to support adaptation to climate variability and change, as well as for sustainable development.

KEY WORDS: Climate change · Sustainable development · Climate products and services

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Cite this article as: Sivakumar M, Bessemoulin P, Peterson TC, Asrar G (2011) Changing climate and demands for sustainable development. Clim Res 47:3-4.

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