In the past year, the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) have developed a new Strategic Action Plan and have been working to understand and support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also be involved in the upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, including in a session entitled “Moving Beyond the Standard: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Event for Early-Career Scientists." To find out more, click the heading above.

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In December 2019, WCRP launched its new Strategic Plan. Throughout this year, the community has been discussing how the plan can be implemented to deliver a new WCRP that is ready to tackle the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities of climate science in the next decade. This will involve simplifying the WCRP structure and launching a number of ambitious new activities. The details of a'soft implementation' of the new WCRP will be decided at the Extraordinary Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (30 Nov — 3 Dec 2020). To find out what decisions can be expected, click the heading above.

Draft WCRP Structure