WCRP and Future Earth have agreed to strengthen their partnership to jointly address the most pressing societal challenges associated with climate and environmental change. For more information and the full Joint Statement, click the heading above.

Future Earth and WCRP logos

We are delighted to report that Professor Veronika Eyring, Chair of WCRP's Coupled Modelling Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Panel has been selected as a recipient of Germany's most important research funding award. The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) awarded the 2021 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to Veronika, along with nine other scientists. We warmly congratulate Veronika in what is a very well deserved recognition of her work.

Eyring Prize 2021



The World Climate Research Program (WCRP) is moving towards a new programme structure in an era where we urgently require solutions to the challenges of climate change. To find out more click the heading above.

Draft WCRP Structure

Above: The new WCRP structure.

WCRP Joint Scientific Committee member, Pierre Friedlingstein, and colleagues have published the Global Carbon Budget 2020 (https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-3269-202).

Produced by more than 80 researchers working from universities and research institutions in 15 countries, this annual product compiles and assesses reports, papers, measurements, and model outputs to quantify sources and sinks of carbon in units of gigatonnes of carbon per year (GtC yr-1).

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WCRP congratulates the 2020 winners of the WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development, Dr Hella Garny (DLR, Germany), and the WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize, Drs Laia Comas-Bru (University of Reading, UK) and Lijing Cheng (IAP, China).

Winners prizes 2020

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An Extraordinary Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) is underway this week online. Beginning on Monday 30 November 2020, the Session will last 4 days, with three-hour sessions each day. The aim of the meeting is to make significant progress towards a “soft” implementation of a new WCRP structure and elements in support of the WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028. To find out more about the Session and the main themes that are being highlighted each day, click the heading above.