WCRP Strategic Plan Cover
WCRP Strategic Plan Cover

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Strategic Plan 2019-2028 was developed by the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee of 2018. It was completed at the end of 2018 and refined after final co-sponsor comments in early 2019.

In these pages, we give the schedule for plan development, outline the record of public consultation and progress, and provide the final WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028.

Please note that the WCRP Strategic Plan addresses long-term, high-level goals. The possible new structure of WCRP and other detailed organizational issues will be considered as part of the WCRP Implementation Plan. The WCRP Implementation Plan will outline how the Strategic Plan will be achieved - a roadmap for the transition to a Programme that is equipped to meet the ongoing challenges of the future. 

Both the WCRP Strategic Plan and WCRP Implementation Plan are informed by the external Review of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) of 2018, chaired by Professor Dame Julia Slingo.

Contacts: Narelle van der Wel or Michel Rixen.