An interview with Helen Cleugh, Vice-Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee, given to the International Science Council (ISC)

"Understanding the coupled climate system – or how the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, land surface and biosphere work together – requires research on a massive scale, informed by data and information from multiple sources all over the world. We’re very conscious that – as important as WCRP has been for coordinating climate science around the world over the

North and Central America Climate Forum 11may 2021

WCRP Climate Research Forum for North and Central America, the Caribbean and Greenland on "Climate research priorities for the next decade"
11 May 2021, 15:00 - 17:30 Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 - 21:30 UTC) - Online

This is the third in a series of online Climate Research Forums, aimed at exchanging ideas, discussing new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and exploring ways that our climate science community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users can

An interview with Detlef Stammer, Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee, given to the International Science Council (ISC)

"The challenges are huge, and we have to really think about how to approach them. This was and still is a very basic motivation for us. We only have about 10 years’ time to make progress on the Paris targets, and this is where society really comes in. It’s getting really urgent to start moving if we want to reach these targets. WCRP's priority following the

2nd Climate Observation Conference 2021

We are very pleased to announce that the call for abstracts for the 2nd Climate Observation Conference, to be held virtually on 30 August – 3 September 2021, is now open!

Abstracts can be submitted online through the conference website for either an oral or poster presentation. The abstract submission deadline is 14 June 2021. The preliminary structure of the programme is now available on the conference website.

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WMO State of Global Climate 2020

The final report on the State of the Global Climate in 2020 is a multi-agency report spearheaded by WMO and combining input from UN agencies, national meteorological and hydrological services and associated institutions, regional climate centres and dozens of experts. Several WCRP scientists were involved.

It provides comprehensive details of climate indicators such as extreme weather, land and ocean temperatures, ice retreat and sea level rise. It also includes information on climate and

Past Global Changes Pages Horizons

The Past Global Changes (PAGES) project is pleased to announce a new paleoscience magazine for teenagers and young adults.

Past Global Changes Horizons highlights science of the past, written in an easy to understand, visual format, for those interested in, and wanting to learn more about, environmental issues and global climate change. Each of the 18 contributions addresses a scientific question and includes appealing and understandable figures or images, without sacrificing scientific rigor.


1st WCRP Eastern Asia Forum

The second session of the WCRP Climate Research Forum “Climate research priorities for the next decade” was held successfully on April 7, 2021. The forum focused on the Eastern Asia region. It began with an overview of WCRP from the Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee, followed by talks highlighting climate science priorities and opportunities for collaboration in the Eastern Asian Region from an agency perspective. There were then talks on climate science activities in the