WMO Sponsors International Weather Forum

An Awareness Campaign about Climate Change 9 November 2008: The Fifth International Weather Forum took

place from 6-9 November 2008, in Brussels, Belgium. The event was co-sponsored

by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the European Community,

MeteoFrance and other organizations. It brought together meteorologists,

experts in climate, journalists, weather presenters and broadcasters from all

over the world to discuss climate change and ways to better inform the public.

The forum included a series of roundtables and workshops organized in three

sessions: “Climate Change Mitigation,” “Impacts of Climate Change,” and

“Weather and the Media.” In addition, the general public was offered the

possibility to take part in a special programme of animations, films,

workshops, meetings with researchers and debates. [Forum Website]