In December 2019, WCRP launched its new Strategic Plan. Throughout this year, the community has been discussing how the plan can be implemented to deliver a new WCRP that is ready to tackle the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities of climate science in the next decade. This will involve simplifying the WCRP structure and launching a number of ambitious new activities. The details of a'soft implementation' of the new WCRP will be decided at the Extraordinary Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (30 Nov — 3 Dec 2020). To find out what decisions can be expected, click the heading above.