The 40th Session of WCRP's Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) was opened yesterday, Monday 6 May, at WMO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The 17 JSC members were joined by chairs and directors of WCRP activities as well as WCRP secretariat staff to review the Programme's activities during the past year and to plan for the future. Particular attention is being accorded to WCRP's upcoming Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan. From Wednesday, 8 May, the JSC-40 meeting will invite representatives from WCRP's partner programmes to review collaborations and strategic alignment.
On Wednesday afternoon, the JSC programme will comprise a public science lecture by Thomas Stocker, Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern and former Co-chair of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The lecture will also be live streamed at https://c.connectedviews.com/01/WMOPublic .