China's Meteorological Development Index Report makes debut



The China's Meteorological Development Index Report is released in Beijing.

BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The China's Meteorological Development Index (MDI) Report (2017), compiled by China Economic Information Service (CEIS) of Xinhua News Agency and Development Research Center of China Meteorological Administration (CMA), was released in Beijing on September 26.

The report, which objectively evaluates the development goal, environment, quality and effectiveness of China’s meteorological service since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012, mainly focuses on seven aspects, including governance and guarantee, economic impacts, people’s livelihood services, ecological services, monitoring and prediction, driving force of innovation as well as environmental supporting capacity.

According to the report, China’s meteorological development index stood at 163.25 in 2016, 11.18 percent higher than the previous year. Since 2011, the average annual growth rate of the index reached 10.30 percent, suggesting a rapid development trend of the country’s meteorological service.

The sub-indexes, covering governance and guarantee, economic impacts, people’s livelihood services, ecological services, and etc., all presented an upward growth trend, along with the continuous improvement of China’s meteorological core business ability.

P. Taalas, Secretary-General with World Meteorological Organization, sent a letter to extend his warm congratulations to the CMA for the release of the China's Meteorological Development Indexes.

P. Taalas said that those indexes show remarkable progress and great achievements made by CMA in recent years, as well as the roles in contribution to the socio-economic development and well-being of the Chinese people. He also made a wish for CMA a prosperous future and greater contribution to the development of global meteorological service.

Yu Xinwen, Deputy Administrator of the CMA, pointed out that meteorology is closely bound up with national economy, social development, ecological civilization and people’s livelihood.

At present, China has basically built a modern atmosphere observation system, and at the same time set up a meteorological service system, which is composed of weather forecasting, climatic prediction, disaster warning, ago-meteorological service, ecological civilization and etc., said Yu, adding that meteorology has become increasingly prominent for serving economy, society and ecological benefits, and played a significant role in the country’s governance system and governance capacity modernization.

Zhang Hongguang, Executive Deputy Director of Development Research Center of CMA, noted that with growing global climate change issues and meteorological disasters, meteorology has increasingly become a focus of concern for the global society.

The release of the meteorological development index is designed to form a guide for the future development, rather than making a simple assessment of China’s meteorological service, said Zhang, adding that the index, which possesses an international horizon, adopts a more open attitude to show the development of China’s meteorological service to the world.

Industrial insiders noted that the report is beneficial to exploring the comprehensive application of meteorological data and lays a potent foundation for the development of weather index-based insurance and relevant financial derivatives.

CEIS, the main market entity of economic information business of Xinhua News Agency, is specialized in information collection, processing, publishing and other related services.

Source: Xinhuenet

Editor: Wu Peng