The 2030 Agenda stresses the importance of partnerships and international cooperation for achieving the SDGs – an enhanced and revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development will facilitate this. The 2030 Agenda also invites governments to submit National Plans for addressing SDGs, and defines a Technical Facilitation Mechanism. The WMO community can make important contributions to the partnership, plans and mechanism, as well as to other collaborative forums.
National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) can benefit from the status of WMO as a Specialized Agency of the UN to engage with the 2030 Agenda. They can also draw on the partnerships that the WMO community continues to build with other communities, sectors and disciplines, for example, through national climate services and the GFCS. As policymakers and the general public gain a better understand of the WMO contribution to sustainable development, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services can look forward to establishing an even stronger role in protecting life and property, and in building weather and climate resilience.