Launch of Indonesian Climability Portal


Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lessons learnt

On 30 April 2014 at 10:00 am (CEST)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the webinar "Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lesson learned". It takes place on 30 April, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm (Jakarta), that is 10 am to 11:30 am (Germany). The respective times in different time zones are given in the table below.

The webinar follows up on the 2013 discussion series on Climate Information & Services, which included an overview of the "experiences with building up the national climate change information system of the national Met service in Indonesia" from a cooperation between GIZ and the Indonesian Weather, Climate and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Now, the system has been further developed and will soon be launched and handed over by GIZ to the Climatology Department of the BMKG.

See what is different to other Climate Information Services and what has been done to get there! The webinar will demonstrate lessons learnt and a potential blueprint for other countries that require more detailed knowledge for improved adaptation planning.

For recordings of the previous webinars in the discussion series, please visit the Exchange section of More information can be obtained by, or

To participate, please click Webinar Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lessons learnt, enter your name, your email-address and click "Join webinar".

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. If you should encounter problems, please contact a few days before the webinar takes place.

This webinar forms part of the knowledge exchange on This platform was created as a medium of exchange about adaptation topics during the implementation of the project Inventory of Methods for Adaptation to Climate Change (IMACC), implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Posted By Admin On April 25, 2014 In Climate Change, GIZ, Indonesia

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) wins Open Source Sustainability Award 2014

Open Source Sustainability Award 2014

CMS Garden eV – the umbrella organization of Open Source CMS in Germany – has awarded the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) with the Open Source Sustainability Award for the project “Open Climability Suite”. The Open Source Sustainability Award was awarded for the first time at CeBIT 2014 in Hanover, Germany.

The criteria of the award presume an Open Source solution, that deeply contributes to the Open Source community and supports the further use and development of Open Source Content Management Systems.

"The Open Climability Suite fulfilled these criteria in a very significant way. My special thanks go to the project at GIZ, who campaigned for an open source solution.” said Stephan Luckow, Director of CMS Garden eV in his speech.

Dr. Dirk Assmann, Head of the South America unit at Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) said on the occasion of the ceremony: "Winning the Open Source Sustainability Award honors us in a special way, because it comes from an organization, that stands for sustainable innovation and replicability. These are aspects that affect both, the GIZ and the requirements of the commissioner, the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. Especially in the climate field an Open Source approach can achieve a significant progress in the interaction of public and private expertise."

Posted By Admin On March 14, 2013 In Climate Change, Open Source Sustainability Award, Cebit, CMS Garden, GIZ

Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013

COP 2013

The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is taking place from 11 to 22 November. The conference is being held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

COP19 will not be the first United Nations Climate Change Conference hosted in Poland. In December 2008 in Poznań COP 14 (The fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), along with The fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol) took place and was Europe’s biggest political summit ever organised in Poland and in this part of Europe.

The Conference was officially organised by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Poland, while the preparations were coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Poland. COP14 was attended by more than 12 thousand participants: more than 190 government delegations headed by the Ministers for the Environment or Climate Change, international institutions, environmental, business and research non-governmental organisations and media.

COP14 was a great organisational success. This success comprised several factors, such as well-prepared and well-managed hotel infrastructure, accompanied by a guest registration system, comfortable transportation for summit attendees or introducing a unique mobile application which helped the attendees in accessing necessary information: most up-to-date bus and tram schedules, MTP fairground plan, basic English-Polish dictionary or a daily COP 14 programme. The conference also featured over 150 side events. Some of the solutions introduced during COP14 were so well perceived, they became permanent features used during the subsequent Climate Change Conferences.

By organising COP14 Poland proved to be capable of standing up to the high UN standards concerning organizational skills and possibilities. The participants and observers had a unique chance to get to know about Poland – its beauty and rich cultural offer. This year Poland takes up the challenge again. Before we see you in Warsaw, we encourage you to look at the most memorable moments and places from COP14!

Link to the Website

Posted By Admin On November 12, 2013 In Conference, Climate Change, COP 2013

APEC Conference 2013

APEC Conference 2013

GIZ and BMKG staff have presented the Indonesian version of the Open Climability Suite on the APEC conference in Jakarta, November 12, 2013.
Drought is primarily a climate phenomenon wherein a region experiences less than normal precipitation over an extended period of time. Prolonged occurrences of drought can present significant challenges to agriculture, forestry, water resources management, urban planning, and food security. Climate change will increase the frequency, duration, and intensity of drought events and, to face these mounting challenges, economies and societies must develop systems to better prepare for and manage droughts and other natural disasters. Reliable drought prediction and monitoring enable decision-makers to make well-reasoned management decisions, coordinate responses of government agencies, direct emergency relief, and reduce vulnerability to drought-related hazards.

This international symposium will explore the importance of advance climate information for supporting drought preparedness and disaster management. This event will be the first of its kind to specifically examine drought in the Asia-Pacific region. Over three days, the event will examine topics such as the latest innovative techniques in drought and seasonal climate prediction, the development of Early Warning Systems (EWS), drought response and risk management planning, regional cooperation on drought response, and information transfer and communication networks.

The capacities of APEC economies to predict drought and future climate events vary greatly across the region. As part of the project activities, a structured training exercise will be conducted to educate participants from developing economies on computing and using various drought indices along with spatial modeling techniques to quantify and assess drought vulnerability in their economy. This training exercise will enhance the ability of these participants to create evidence-based strategies to develop drought resilience. The APEC Climate Center (APCC) will draw upon its expertise in conducting regional capacity building workshops to lead this training exercise.

Link to the Website

Posted By Admin On November 11, 2013 In Conference, Climate Change, Apec 2013