Climate Change ? …More precisely ?
Climate change cannot leave us indifferent.
Of course we spontaneously think of it on a human scale and for a short or medium duration, but on a global and economic scale we should look at the medium and even (very) long term (>100 years).
The inherent risks of this climate change are in the best case little known, in the worst case completely unknown!
Everyone, insurers/reinsurers, companies, politicians … will need to evaluate their own risks !
But where to find credible information??? It is so often dispersed !
Access to scientifically coherent information, which is coordinated and certified at the same time, is vital but not always easy to find….
Therefore, a federal initiative has launched the « Federal Climate Centre ».
How so ?
By consolidating, expertising and coordinating - at a federal level - all scientific information available from various organisations:
- Meteorology (IRM),
- Observatory of Belgium (ORB),
- Spatial Aeronomy (IASB),
- Natural Sciences (IRSNB),
- Museum of Central Africa (MRAC)
According to their specific needs, these coordinated data will be put at the disposal of the users – for personalized use – through this « Federal Climate Centre »
This Belgian initiative complies with a European/International requirement concerning Crisis Management.
For more information please contact:
Dominique Fonteyn PhD
IASB – BIRA