The 42nd Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-42) met remotely from 28 June to 2 July to consider a number of important decisions for the programme, including the approval of plans for the new WCRP Lighthouse Activities, the new “Core Projects” on “Earth System Modelling and Observations” and “Regional Climate Information for Society”. In addition, the Core Projects, Grand Challenges and other major activities reported on their progress towards their science objectives and on how they are strengthening their work in response to WCRP's Strategic Plan 2019-2028.
Discussions in breakout sessions about coordination and communication, science gaps, engagement and need of inclusion and diversity, science partnerships, the impact of WCRP science, and resources were very rich and interesting.
The outcomes of JSC-42 will be considered by the JSC at their closed meeting on 8 July 2021. The reports and presentations are available at https://www.wcrp-climate.org/jsc42-documents