"Climate knowledge for Climate Action"

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The world can overcome the challenge posed by climate change and create safer, more prosperous societies if it arms itself with knowledge.

That's one of the messages being delivered by the United Nations on World Meteorological Day marked annually on 23 March.

This year's theme is "climate knowledge for climate action."

Stephanie Coutrix reports.

The theme is seeking to highlight recent advances in climate science and the need for decisive measures to limit climate change.

The head of the World Meteorological Organisation, Michel Jarraud, says that climate knowledge built in the last decades is an invaluable resource and a prerequisite for climate action.

On World Meteorological Day, events worldwide will also showcase the contribution of National Meteorological Services to safety, well-being and sustainable development.

Over the last twelve months, thousands of lives have reportedly been saved by improved weather forecasting, early-warning systems and evacuation plans.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also underlined that the need to strengthen climate resilience is central to the UN's activities in 2015.

According to the UN human influence on the climate system is irrefutable.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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