Launch of the State of the Climate in Europe 2022 Report

The WMO State of the Climate in Europe 2022 is the second of an annual series successful started last year. This joint publication by WMO’s Regional Association for Europe (WMO RA VI) and the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service summarizes the state of the climate, and the extreme and high-impact weather and climate events in 2022 for WMO RA VI (Europe) domain, placed in context of long-term climate variability and climate change. Furthermore, the report includes a climate policy section, concentration this year on energy sector. The launch event of the report was organized in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization, Copernicus Climate Change Services and Met Éireann during the 6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA2023) on 19th June.  

The opening statements was provided by: 

  • Jack Chambers, Minister of State, in the Department of Transport and the Department of the Environment, Climate & Communication;
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization;
  • Carlo Buontempo, Director, Copernicus Climate Change Service, ECMWF;        
  • Uroš Vajgl, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy, Slovenia;  
  • Espen Barth Eide, Minister of climate and environment, Norway;  
  • Mauro FACCHINI, Head of Unit for Earth Observation, European Commission. 

Tatyana Adamenko, head of agrometeorological department (Ukrainian hydrometeorological center ), Olena Donich, head of climatology department (Central geophysical observatory) and  Natalya Golenya, deputy head of meteorological forecast department (Ukrainian hydrometeorological center) participated in the event online. 

Print Version Published: 21 June 2023