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1 THE GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR CLIMATE SERVICES: NEXT STEPS Geoff Love Director, Responsible for the Taskforce Secretariat World Meteorological Organization

2 Paragraph 3 of the WCC-3 Conference Declaration: Decide that the task force will, after wide consultation with governments, partner organizations and relevant stakeholders, prepare a report, including recommendations on proposed elements of the Framework, to the Secretary- General of WMO within 12 months of the task force being set up.

3 1.Develop the components of GFCS and define the roles, responsibilities, and capabilities of the elements within the GFCS ; 2.Develop options for governance of the GFCS......; The Terms of Reference of the High-Level Taskforce: Inter alia: ToR 1

4 Proposing a range of options for [implementation] ; Specifying measurable indicators, with timelines, for [implementation].....; Estimates of costs of implementation of these options, ….; and, A strategy for capacity building in developing countries,..... ; 3.Outline of a plan for the implementation of the GFCS, which includes: ToR 2

5 4.Make findings and propose next steps in relation to: AThe role of the UN system and other relevant stakeholders ….; BApproaches to global data policy…..; CImproving systematic in situ observations and monitoring of climate especially in data-sparse areas …; DApproaches for reviewing the implementation of the GFCS ……; EStrategies for building capacity in developing countries in accordance with their needs and priorities……; and, FA strategy for promoting a common global understanding of the GFCS ……; ToR 3

6 Consultation Strategy: Face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders in each of the WMO six Regions; Face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders in each of the WMO six Regions; A broadly distributed questionnaire that is aligned with the report structure; A broadly distributed questionnaire that is aligned with the report structure; Outreach to the operational climate community experts and to researchers involved in developing climate services for technical guidance; and, Outreach to the operational climate community experts and to researchers involved in developing climate services for technical guidance; and, Government and expert review of the draft report. Government and expert review of the draft report.

7 Report structure Three Parts: Part I – Climate services that are currently available; Part II – Gaps in the currently available climate services, including case studies that highlight the implications of these gaps; and, Part III – Options for implementation of the GFCS

8 The High-Level Taskforce questionnaire can be found at: On-line, telephone - compatible version, of the questionnaire:

9 1Name of your institution / organization? ___________________ 2Purpose of your institution? Provision of services Academic Representation of an interest group (NGO) Research Other ____________ ___________ 3Where is your place of employment (Country and City)? _____ 4What is your role in your organization?: Chief Executive Officer Director Operations Manager Research Scientist Customer / user liaison officer Other (please specify) ______________________________

10 5If you currently provide elements of the current climate services framework (collect and disseminate climate observations, conduct climate research, deliver services to users, train climate service users to make effective use of climate information … ) could you please indicate which services you are involved in: Collection and provision of climate data Provision of seasonal predictions Provision of climate outlooks Training of climate service providers Training of climate service users Climate research Other (please specify) ______________________ 6If you currently use climate services could you please describe these and list the suppliers of the services?

11 7What elements of the climate services framework (including those items listed in Q 3 above) do you need but are unable to obtain? Please indicate the order of importance, with most important as number 1, second most important as number 2, etc. Climate data Seasonal predictions Climate outlooks Scenarios of possible regional impacts from climate change over the next 10 to 50 years Training for climate service providers Training of climate service users Climate research Other (please specify) _________________ 8What are the barriers that prevent you from obtaining these elements of the climate services framework? Lack of data availability Lack of relevant research Lack of expertise in your organisation Poor linkages to national expertise Poor linkages to international expertise Other (please specify) ______

12 9Please indicate areas where you consider there are currently gaps in climate-related research capability: Regional impacts of climate variability and climate change Forecasting on monthly to seasonal time scales Policies to deal with climate change Short-term prediction of pests and/or disease outbreaks Other (please specify) _______________________ 10If you expect your organisation s requirement for climate services to change over the next five to thirty years, could you please describe what you expect these changes will be? ___ 11Through which media (listed below), over the next 5 years, are your climate services requirement likely to be provided (please number 1 to 6 in the boxes to the left, with number 1 the most important). Printed hardcopy books, reports, etc __________________ Face-to-face meetings with experts __________________ Information downloaded from the Web __________________ Radio, television, newspapers __________________ Mobile telephone __________________ Other (please specify) __________________

13 Printed hardcopy books, reports, etc Face-to-face meetings with experts Information downloaded from the Web Radio, television, newspapers Mobile telephone Other (please specify) 13In future the Framework will be global in influence, implemented via an intergovernmental process and coordinated through the UN system. While these working mechanisms have not been fully determined could you please indicate how you expect to interact with such a Framework: As a climate service user As a climate service provider Both as a climate service provider and user 14Do you think that your institution could make a contribution to the Framework? No Yes 15If you think that your institution could make a contribution to the Framework, please specify what kind of contribution and how. 12Please indicate in the boxes your preference against each method of service delivery Best (your preferred way of receiving the service), Acceptable or Not Acceptable:

14 Please complete a questionnaire – either on-line of by hard copy Thank you for listening


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