TEHRAN (IP)- The Iran Meteorological Organization hosted a delegation from Tajikistan to discuss bilateral cooperation in meteorology, particularly in light of the significant impacts of climate change. Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building

Iran PressIran news:  The head of the Iran Meteorological Organization, Sahar Tajbakhsh, met with a member of the Cabinet of Tajikistan and the State Committee for Land Management and Geodesy of the Republic of Tajikistan to exchange views and confer on cooperation.

Tajbakhsh highlighted Iran's technical capacities in engineering equipment, meteorological software, and specialized training, emphasizing the country's readiness to cooperate with Tajikistan in these fields.

Climate Change and Its ImpactsTajbakhsh emphasized the importance of climate change, citing the World Meteorological Organization's latest report on the climate of Asia. The report highlights significant changes in temperature and precipitation parameters, with many parts of Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and other regions experiencing a significant increase in temperature. Additionally, the report notes significant changes in rainfall and snow cover levels in the region.

Climate Change and Tajikistan's GlaciersTajbakhsh stressed the importance of climate change for Tajikistan due to its natural glaciers. The increase in air temperature causes glaciers to melt and reduce their area, posing significant risks to the region.International Efforts to Manage Weather CrisesTajbakhsh mentioned that 96% of the risks that threaten people are related to weather conditions, such as floods, storms, and droughts. She highlighted the United Nations' efforts to improve the management of weather crises through the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The framework aims to increase access to multi-hazard early warning systems and weather information to protect people's lives and property from weather hazards.Impact-Oriented Warning SystemsThe Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development emphasized the importance of impact-oriented warning systems, which comprise four interrelated elements, including meteorological data.

He stressed that different layers of information are needed to predict the impact of meteorological phenomena on different areas or structures.The chairman of the State Committee for Land Management and Geodesy of the Republic of Tajikistan expressed hope for close cooperation with Iran's Meteorological Organization soon.

The meeting marks a significant step forward in strengthening meteorological cooperation between Iran and Tajikistan, with a focus on addressing the challenges posed by climate change.


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