6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models

We are fast approaching the abstract submission deadline for the  6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models hosted by the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in Reading (UK) on 31 October - 4 November 2022. The workshop will bring together a wide range of experts on simulating the Earth System including atmosphere, ocean, waves, land-surface, atmospheric composition, cryosphere, and associated disciplines to advance the understanding of systematic simulation errors at all timescales.

Early career researchers from selected countries will be able to enter a competition for best abstracts for oral presentations. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is pleased to offer funding for travel to ECMWF (UK) to the winners of the competition. Please see https://events.ecmwf.int/event/241/page/122-abstract-competition for details.

  • Abstracts are due 31 May 2022
  • To know more about the workshop, click here.
CMIP evolution

Today, CMIP is highlighted at the ESA’s Living Planet Symposium 2022 where CMIP’s evolution, its continued policy decision support, and the challenges and opportunities at the interface of the Earth Observation and modelling communities will be discussed.

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 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.
  • To read more. click here.
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.
  • To read more, click here.

WCRP is seeking an intern, commencing 1 September 2022 for a period of 12 months, in Geneva, Switzerland. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2022. For further information and to apply, click the heading above.