The sixth assessment report (AR6 Synthesis Report) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is available from 20 March 2023. It follows the same methodology as previous reports, based on a compilation of bilateral research papers. The final synthesis has been compiled from a cycle of reports that have been developed and published over the last few years. This report sets the tone for what the race against climate change will look like over the next decade and shows the most


The Coupled Model Intercomparision Project (CMIP) encourages all ongoing and new Model Intercomparison Project (MIP) (CMIP6-endorsed MIPs and others) leads to register information about their MIP through a MIP registration form, both to reduce duplication of effort across MIPs and modelling centres and to foster collaboration. MIP registration will also allow the CMIP panel to obtain useful information for the design of CMIP7 and provide the climate science community with information on


Frontiers Subseasonal to Decadal Prediction

28 March 2023, ECMWF, Reading (UK)

This symposium, organized by the WCRP Working Group on Subseasonal to Interdecadal Prediction (WGSIP), aims to highlight cutting-edge developments occurring in the international research and services communities.

The symposium is open to all interested researchers and practitioners in the international climate prediction community, either remotely or (for those based in Reading) in person at ECMWF. If you would like to attend, please complete the


The National Institute of Health (NIH) is building its climate change and health research portfolio with funding opportunities to develop Climate Change and Health Research Centers. This program will support the development of an innovative research environment to foster and sustain a transdisciplinary program of fundamental and applied research to explore the complex impacts of climate change on health and to develop action-oriented strategies that protect health and build resiliency at the


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October 2023 meet us in Kigali, Rwanda!

In this issue of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Insights, we focus on the WCRP Open Science Conference. The deadline is fast approaching to submit your abstract to the WCRP Open Science Conference (OSC) that will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 23 October to 27 October 2023. 

The WCRP Earth System Modelling and Observations (ESMO) Core Project coordinates, advances, and facilitates all modelling, data assimilation and observational activities within WCRP, working jointly with all other WCRP projects and providing strategic connections to related external programs. It follows a seamless and value chain approach across all Earth system components, disciplines, and scales. The modelling and observational activities under ESMO are central to the provision of


The WCRP ‘My Climate Risk’ Lighthouse Activity welcomes several new hubs from around the globe into its international network – and more are expected to join soon. The new hubs will add to the interdisciplinary exchanges around the issue of context-specific climate risks through exciting and diverse activities that we have already seen from the established hubs. 

My Climate Risk Hub Map

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for abstract submission, financial support applications, and requests to participate in the Early to Mid-Career (EMCR) Symposium has been extended to 14 March 2023. To help the organizing committee, please do not leave your submissions until the last minute. Please see the abstract submission webpage for more information.

Abstarct deadline


'Flammagenitus' or as they are more commonly known ''Pyrocumilonimbus' (PyroCbs) is name given to the  thunderstorm that forms in the smoke plume of a fire (nuclear bomb blast or volcanic ash cloud). The large plumes of smoke generated during massive fires on the Earth's surface or volcanic eruptions,..... when they reach a certain magnitude, they are capable of generating large vertical clouds that cause meteorological phenomena such as electrical storms and tornadoes. In the case of a forest