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Weather/Climate Services in Europe and Central Asia: A Key Tool for Energy Sector Adaptation to Climate Change

  • Jane Ebinger
  • Lucy Hancock
  • Vladimir Tsirkunov
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

Countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA1) face the same broad energy challenges as the world at large, with some regional distinctions. This chapter makes the case that modernization of national hydro-meteorological capacity to provide high-quality weather/climate services could help capture emerging economic gains, enable risk management in the energy sector, and support national economies in multiple sectors.

Keywords

Energy weather climate national meteorological service NMS/NMHS risk management severe weather warnings forecasting climate change projection climate adaptation 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Ebinger
    • 1
  • Lucy Hancock
    • 1
  • Vladimir Tsirkunov
    • 1
  1. 1.Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, Energy Transport and Water DepartmentWorld BankWashingtonUSA

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