The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change, by four months from 30 September 2020 in the original Working Group I schedule to 31 January 2021. More details on the IPCC website.


The 41st Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee was held last week, marking the first time in history that leaders of the WCRP community and key partners joined together in an online forum. To find out more, click the heading above.

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A reminder that WCRP is calling for proposals to host a dedicated project office to support the coordination and activities of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2020. For further details, click the headline above.

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WCRP note, with great gratitude and admiration, the life of Sir John Houghton, who passed away last week. Please click the heading above to read more.

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Hamburg Workshop CoverThe report from the WCRP High-level Science Questions and Flagship Workshop, commonly called the "Hamburg Workshop", is now available for download. The workshop report includes proposed new WCRP Implementation Priorities and Lighthouse Activities for the next decade. Click the heading above for more details.