WMO State of Global Climate report 2021

The WMO State of the Global Climate report complements the IPCC Sixth Assessment report, which includes data up to 2019. It provides information and practical examples for policy-makers on how the climate change indicators outlined in the IPCC reports played out during the recent years globally and how the associated implications on extremes have been felt at national and regional levels in 2021. The report is released just ahead of the World Economic Forum 2022 Annual Meeting, which brings together more than 2,000 leaders and experts from around the world under the theme “History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies.” Mobilizing public-private action to deliver on critical 2030 and 2050 global climate goals is a key topic on the agenda. 
  • To follow the launch of the Global State of the Climate report 2021 broadcast live from the Palais des Nations click here
  • To read the WMO webnews story, click here 


David Behar
Congratulations also to Pierre Friedlingstein, member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) since 2019 and a leader of the Global Carbon Budget project. His election is the recognition of the importance of his work on the global carbon cycle and in order to anticipate humanity's impact on the climate system.
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Carlos Nobre
Congratulations also to Carlos Nobre, one of the long-time leaders of the WCRP and IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) communities, expert in the effects of climate change in the Amazon and a leader in science policy for a sustainable Amazon, who was awarded the honor for his studies on how deforestation in the Amazon contributes to climate change around the world and sustainable forest development.
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We are delighted to announce that the WCRP Academy has opened a call for nominations to its Steering Group. The WCRP Academy Steering Group is responsible for the implementation of the Academy´s science plan, its overall direction and services, as well as resource allocation. We are particularly looking for people with interests and experience in graduate training, professional development, attracting philanthropic funds and/or developing a business plan. We seek members from all continents while candidates from the Global South are specially welcomed. Full details on the Academy webpages.

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 WMO/Met Office Climate update

There is a 50:50 chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5 °C above the pre-industrial level for at least one of the next five years – and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to the Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update, issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and produced by the United Kingdom’s Met Office, the WMO lead centre for these predictions. The development of this near-term prediction capability was driven by the WCRP Grand Challenge on Near-term Climate Prediction, which supported research and development to improve multi-year to decadal climate predictions and their utility to decision makers. 
  • To read the article, click here.

We warmly invite you to attend the next webinar in the 'Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system' Discussion Series. On 12 May 2022 at 10:30 CEST, we will explore tipping towards positive social change with two talks:

  • Social tipping dynamics – Ilona Otto (University of Graz)
  • What are the sensitive intervention points needed to make the green energy transition happen as quickly as possible? – Doyne Farmer (University of Oxford)

To register, please see the Discussion Series website.

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