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UNEP, WMO, UNESCO Launch PROVIA Website

PROVIA15 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have jointly launched a new website for PROVIA – the Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation.

Launched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. The PROVIA website provides an interactive platform for a growing network of scientists, practitioners and decision makers working towards identifying knowledge gaps and meeting policy needs in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation research.

PROVIA's vision is to create an interface between the scientific community and decision makers involved in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation issues, and improve the availability and accessibility of such knowledge to the people that need it most. [PROVIA Website]