The WCRP Academy Lighthouse Activity is the recently formed research training advisory and coordination arm of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). As one of the existing WCRP Academy co-chairs has recently stepped down, we are calling for self-nominations for a new co-chair for the activity. For more information, click the heading above. The deadline for nominations is 1 October 2021

WCRP Academy

SoC Latin America Caribbean 2020
The "State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020" report was just released and provides a snapshot of the effects of increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, storms, and retreating glaciers. It includes transboundary analyses, such as of the drought of the South American Pantanal and the intense hurricane season in Central America-Caribbean, and it provides a detailed regional breakdown of worsening global climate change indicators. For full details, read the

ISC Annual ReportThe International Science Council (ISC), one of WCRP's three co-sponsors, has just released its 2020 Annual Report. The report looks at an extraordinary and unprecedented year for science, in which the COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread disruption for us all. On the other hand, the crisis also created new opportunities and demonstrated the importance of international scientific collaboration. The 2020 Annual Report is available to view online and to download as a PDF on the ISC website.

WCRP is proud to announce the launch of the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO), a new joint office of WCRP and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), hosted at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India. For more information, please click the heading above.

IITM Monsoons Office

AR6 WGIThe launch of the first part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is an important milestone in climate science and calls strongly for action. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee congratulate the IPCC Working Group I Team and confirm ongoing support from the WCRP Community. To read more, click the heading above.

IPCC AR6 300x297The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will launch its Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, subject to approval by the Panel. See the IPCC website for the report.

The press conference, which starts at 10:00 CEST on 9 August 2021, will be streamed live on the IPCC YouTube channel: and on the IPCC Facebook page.