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CMATC /WMO RTC Beijing Held International Training Program on Climate Change for South-South Cooperation

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 Recently, China Meteorological Administration Training Centre (hereinafter referred as CMATC)/WMO RTC Beijing held two sessions of International Training Courses on Climate Change successfully, for meteorologists and climatologists(10-21 Oct.) and officials (14-25 Nov.) respectively.

 

 The two training courses are part of 2016 Climate Change Thematic Training under China’s South-South Cooperation Program, which was corresponding to the action of “ten-hundred-thousand” Projects Addressing Climate Change under South-South Cooperation Program called on by China’s President XI Jinping at Paris Climate Change Conference.

 

 The two training courses enrolled 51 international participants in total from 27 countries and regions (Figure 1), covering WMO RA I, II and V, including 12 least developed countries and 4 small island developing states, and 13 countries among them are along One Belt One Road area. Their countries witness severe impacts caused by climate change. Decision makers are increasingly concerned by the adverse impacts of climate variability and change, and there is a growing demand for better climate services. 

 

(Figure 1 Participants from 27 countries attended the two training courses in Beijing.

Africa(13): Algeria, Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe; Asia(12):Armenia, Cambodia, Jordan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippine, Sri Lankan, Thailand; Oceania(2): Papua New Guinea, Tonga.)

 The training program aimed at focusing on the cutting edgetopics of climate change and share China’s methods and actions in coping climate change with developing countries, so as not only to enhance personnel capability, but also contribute to capacity building and sustainable development.

 

 The main courses are divided into 4 modules, which are policies and actions of addressing climate change at both global level and national level, scientific facts of climate change (IPCC AR5 Group 1), adaptation and vulnerability of climate change impacts (IPCC AR5 Group 2), and mitigation of climate change (IPCC AR5 Group 3). Top levels instructors from different institutes, organizations and universities were invited to deliver face-to-face lectures, including Dr. ZHAI Panmao, the IPCC working group one co-chair. Most of them made great contribution to the work of IPCC, some of them are the main authors of the assessment reports, and also took part in international negotiation in climate change. Their wonderful lectures and fruitful content were highly applauded and welcomed by all participants.