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Live TV Show Every Fridays - 11:00 am EST / 5:00 pm CET
Host: Ben Banerjee & Sveta Banerjee
Topic: Real News and Action on Climate Change
Guest: Professor Petteri Taalas Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization
01:27 Opening remarks
03:47 Ben's story
Prof. Petteri Taalas and the World Meteorological Organization
07:17 Prof. Petteri Taalas bio
09:23 How did you become WMO's Secretary-General?
10:43 Is Climate Change really happening?
12:04 What is the World Meteorological Organization?
12:56 Which are WMO's focus areas?
14:05 Episode's topics
14:26 What is WMO's Climate Report?
17:12 Is Climate Change really happening globally?
18:11 What is causing the communication barrier?
20:40 Are you considering remote communities in your decision making process?
21:26 What is the current state of the world's climate?
23:43 What can be done to tackle the environmental issues?
25:11 Are you vegetarian?
25:36 Is Climate Change a hoax?
27:45 What would you say to people that don't believe in Climate Change?
28:59 Early Warning System
31:35 How the WMO's EWS is different from others?
33:15 Will you be doing the same for all the countries?
35:30 Is EWS free for the countries?
37:38 What is the Systematic Observations Financing Facility?
39:13 WMO and investor's dinamic
40:57 Who was the main contributor for the development of the SOFF?
42:03 Is SOFF looking for funding, partners or investors?
42:34 Who would be your ideal partner?
43:07 Do you prefer developing countries or developed countries?
43:51 SOFF duration and expected outcomes
45:04 What is the Climate Risk and EWS initiative?
46:11 What is WMO's impact in numbers?
47:51 Which SDGs WMO is addressing?
50:39 What would be your plans for the following 5 years?
53:57 What is the main challenge that WMO is facing?
54:49 What keeps you motivated?
56:23 How can our audience support you?
58:09 Call to action
Prof. Petteri Taalas is the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He was appointed to serve as Secretary-General in 2015 by the World Meteorological Congress, the supreme body of the Organization. He took up his position in January 2016 for an initial four-year period and was duly re-elected in 2019 by Congress to serve for a second term of four years. Prior to his appointment as WMO Secretary-General, Prof. Taalas was Director General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute. during this period he represented Finland at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has a PhD in Meteorology from the Department of Physics at the University of Helsinki and is the author of around 50 peer-reviewed papers on satellite technology, global change, climate and atmospheric chemistry as well as numerous other publications and presentations.
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