Vietnam will hold a meeting in Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An on March 23 as part of activities for World Meteorological Day, announced the Department of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change.

A series of activities will be held across localities to mark the event, the department revealed.

This year, World Meteorological Day will be themed “Climate Knowledge for Climate Action.”

According to Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation Michel Jarraud, the theme could not be more relevant as the world moves towards ambitious decisions and actions to address climate change.

Information on weather and climate, given its variability and change, is so embedded in daily life from daily weather forecasts to seasonal climate predictions that it can be easy to forget the amount of observation, research, computing and analysis that lies behind weather and climate information products, he said.

The knowledge on climate garnered over the last decade is an invaluable resource and a prerequisite for decision-making and climate action, stated Jarraud in a message to participating countries on the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2015.

Climate knowledge must be presented in an easily understood and useable format, he held.

He also called on all WMO members, governments and the civil society to share and apply climate knowledge to contribute to strong climate action, minimize climate risks and foster sustainable development.-VNA