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World Climate Programme


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A programme carried out under the auspices of the United Nations and coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization. There are four basic aims: obtaining data and monitoring climate; improving the use of climatic data for the management of resources, agriculture, urban planning, etc.; research into climatic processes (the World Climate Research Programme); assessment of the impact of climatic change and the development of response strategies. See also Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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