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1 The High-Level Taskforce (HLT) on the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Buruhani Nyenzi Manager, Secretariat to the HLT on the GFCS

2 OUTLINE: Part I: The Outcome of WCC-3 Part II: The outcomes from the intergovernmental meeting Part III: Outcomes from the HLT-1 meeting Part IV: Consultation strategy Part V: Outcomes from the HLT-2 meeting Part VI: Outcomes from the HLT-3 meeting and next step

3 Part I: The Outcome of WCC-3

4 4 OUTCOMES OF THE WORLD CLIMATE CONFERENCE - 3 OUTCOMES OF THE WORLD CLIMATE CONFERENCE - 3 Prepared a Brief Note – concept of a Framework for Climate Services Expert Segment – Conference statement High-Level Segment - Conference Declaration Recomendation to establish the Global Framework for Climate Services. Conference report and proceedings Review of the Outcome of WCC-3

5 5 THE BRIEF NOTE Presents an overview of the Framework through answering questions: Why is a GFCS necessary What is the GFCS What would be achieved through the GFCS Who will participate in the GFCS What are the next steps in developing a GFCS How will the GFCS be supported Review of the Outcome of WCC-3

6 6 CONCLUSIONS FROM THE EXPERT SEGMENT Great scientific progress has been made over the past 30 years Present capabilities to provide effective climate services fall far short of meeting present and future needs Most urgent need is for much closer partnership between the providers and users of climate services Major new and strengthened research efforts are required to increase the time range and skill of climate prediction Review of the Outcome of WCC-3

7 7 CONFERENCE DECLARATION CONFERENCE DECLARATION Decided to establish a GFCS Requested the SG of WMO to convene an Intergovernmental Meeting within four months Decided that the High Level Taskforce should prepare a report after wide consultation Decided that the report of the Taskforce be circulated to Member States for consideration at the next WMO Congress (in 2011) Review of the Outcome of WCC-3

8 Part II: The Outcomes from the Intergovernmental Meeting January, 2010, Geneva

9 Global Framework for Climate Services 9 An overview on the outcomes of the Intergovernmental Meeting The Terms of Reference for the Taskforce were agreed The composition of the Taskforce, as proposed by the WMOs Secretary-General agreed.

10 Global Framework for Climate Services 10 Terms of Reference: Scope of Work of the HLT The HLT will undertake its work in accordance with the WCC-3 Declaration and will: 1. 1.Develop options for governance of the GFCS, ensuring its intergovernmental nature, and provide the reasoning for the preferred option(s); 2. 2.Outline of a plan for the implementation of the GFCS; 3. and others; 3.Make findings and propose next steps in relation to, The role of the UN system and other relevant stakeholders, Approaches to global data policy, Improving systematic in situ observations and monitoring of climate and others;

11 Global Framework for Climate Services 11 Terms of Reference: Scope of Work of the HLT (cont.) 1. 1.Determine its own rules of procedure with consensus the guiding principle for decision taking; 2. 2.Be open and transparent in its functioning, making publicly available all its work and reports 3. 3.Develop the components of GFCS and define the roles, responsibilities, and capabilities of the elements within the GFCS

12 Global Framework for Climate Services 12 Composition of the Taskforce 1.1. Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique) 8. Chiaki Mukai (Ms) (Japan) 2.2. Jan Egeland (Norway)9. Cristina Narbona Ruiz (Ms) (Spain) 3.3. Angus Friday (Grenada)10. Rajendra Singh Paroda (India) 4.4. Eugenia Kalnay (Ms) (Argentina/USA) 11. Qin Dahe (China) 5.5. Ricardo Lagos (Chile)12. Emil Salim (Indonesia) 6.6. Julia Marton-Lefevre (Ms) Hungary/France/USA) 13. Mahmoud Abu-Zeid (Egypt) 7.7. Khotso Mokhele (South Africa) 14. Fiame Naomi Mataafa (Ms) (Samoa)

13 Global Framework for Climate Services 13 ToR: Support for the Taskforce Secretariat support will be provided by WMO, which will host its secretariat and seek funding and other support for its work.

14 Who does what in the WMO for the GFCS? Elena Manaenkova (ASG) – coordinates interactions with the UN system Avinash Tyagi (D/CLW) – develops the WMOs input to the HLTs proposals Geoff Love (D/WDS) – oversights the HLT secretariat on behalf of the UN In the HLT Secretariat Buruhani Nyenzi – Manager, Secretariat of the HLT (M/HLT) Three Support Staff (Two Secretaries and Scientist) 14

15 Oversight of the HLT Secretariat The WMOs Secretary-General convenes a Project Oversight Board that aims to meet at least monthly (in fact it meets about every two to three weeks). Composition: SG, Deputy SG, Assistant SG, D/CLW, D/WDS, M/HLT and C/CPA 15

16 Part III: Outcomes from the First Meeting of the HLT (HLT-1) February 2010

17 Global Framework for Climate Services 17 Outcomes from HLT-1 (1) 1: Agreed a draft report structure. 2: Agreed, in concept, a consultation strategy (questionnaire, opportunistic sessions at meetings, stakeholder sessions at HLT meetings, submissions, expert contributions). 2: Agreed to engage skilled writers to bring together the expert contributions in a single report.

18 Global Framework for Climate Services 18 A Possible Report Structure PROPOSED STRUCTURE OF THE HLT REPORT Part 1 (Approximately 50 pages in length). A succinct description of the current capabilities for providing climate services–The Supply side Part 2 (Approximately 30 pages in length). Needs and opportunities for strengthening climate services (Fill the gaps) – The demand side Part 3 (Approximately 40 pages in length). Establishing the Global Framework for Climate Services – The Implementation Strategy.

19 Global Framework for Climate Services 19 A Possible Report Structure Chapt.1 The importance and current availability of climate information Chapt.2 Current earth, atmosphere, ocean observing systems that are maintained to support climate research and services. Their global coordination, mechanisms (technologies and networks/systems) to exchange data, and the data policy frameworks that enable the exchange of climate data and related information). Chapt.3 Current research activities (including global and regional coordination mechanisms) that support climate services, including the arrangements for the exchange of research outcomes (such as new technologies and their transfer to the user communities through the development of client-focused applications). Chapt.4 Current state of capacity development that supports climate services (capacity building ). Part 1. The Current Climate Services Capability

20 Global Framework for Climate Services 20 A Possible Report Structure (Cont.) Part 2. Needs and opportunities for strengthening climate Services Chapt.5 Experience and needs of key climate sensitive socio- economic sectors Chapt.6 The role of climate services in national development and well-being - case studies Chapt.7 Needs and gaps in the global provision of climate services.

21 Global Framework for Climate Services 21 A Possible Report Structure (Cont.) Chapt.8 Implementation for the GFCS Chapt.9 Governance Arrangements Part 3. Options for Implementing a New Framework

22 Global Framework for Climate Services 22 A Possible Report Structure (Cont.) 1. 1.Report will have 9 Chapters 2. 2.At the beginning of the report it will have a preliminary part that has the Vision, Prefaces, contents, Executive Summary and Introduction Each section should conclude with a sub-section that includes recommendations The report should be concluded with annexes containing the HLTs terms of reference, list of consultation sessions held, full list of acronyms used, and references cited in the report

23 WRITING TEAM Dr Geoff Love (WMO) Dr Reid Basher (recently retired from ISDR) Dr Andy Thow (from OCHA) Dr Andre Kamga (from ACMAD) Dr Simon Mason ( from IRI) Dr B. Nyenzi (HLT Secretariat) for oversight and documents review 23

24 Global Framework for Climate Services 24 Next Steps The Report of the HLT is to go to the WMO Congress (Cg 16), to be held in Geneva in May, 2011 and also to the Secretary- General of the UN. The WMO, at Cg 16 will need to decide how best to pursue the implementation of the GFCS in the following four-year financial period.

25 HLT Meeting Dates/Places Meetings held with reports on the web: HLT-125 and 26 February / Geneva HLT-224 and 25 May / Geneva HLT-32, 3 and 4 August / Beijing Meetings yet to be held: HLT-425, 26 and 27 October / Bonn HLT-513, 14 and 15 December / Geneva 25

26 Key dates for Report Finish Part IThursday 20 May Finish Part II Wednesday, 28 July Finish Part IIIFriday, 24 September then to HLT members for review by 8 October Secretariat to revise by15 October and back to the HLT for 11 days before HLT-4 in Bonn, October

27 Part IV: Consultation Strategy

28 Face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders in each of the WMO six Regions; Stakeholder sessions at HLT meetings Stakeholder sessions at HLT meetings 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. Consultation Strategy

29 Consultative Meetings in the Future Nairobi AprilMinisterial Conference Bali, IndonesiaApril/MayWMO RA V Session Oslo, Norway8-12 JuneIPY Conference Geneva, Switzerland9 JuneExec Council Session Beijing, China17-18 JuneConsultation Delhi, India21 JuneConsultation Mexico City, Mexico5-7 JulyCODIA Belo Horizonte, Brazil14 JulyWMO CAgM Session Bogota, Colombia20-24 SeptWMO RAIII Session Marrakech, Morocco28 Oct/4 NovWMO RA I Session Windhoek, Namibia15-21 NovWMO CBS (Ext) Session Cayman Is, Caribbean20-22 NovHeads of NMSs Washington, USAOctoberKey Stakeholders Cancun, Mexico29 Nov/10 Dec CoP16 29

30 Barriers to obtaining elements of climate services (by category) Other: Data policy restrictions, lack of financial resources, Lack of reliable downscaling models.....

31 Current gaps in climate-related research capability (by category) Other: Decadal prediction of climate, city-specific effects of climate change.....

32 Preferred method of service delivery (by category)

33 The High-Level Taskforce questionnaire can be found at:

34 Part V: Outcomes from the Second Meeting of the HLT (HLT-2) May 2010, Geneva

35 Global Framework for Climate Services 35 Outcomes from HLT-2 (1) 1: Reviewed responses and results from the questionnaire, submissions from govt and organizations, expert contributions 2: Reviewed results from consultations at opportunistic sessions at various meetings 3: Commented for further actions on consultation strategy 4: Reviewed and commented on the draft chapters of Part I of the report. 5: Provided guidance on drafting chapters of Part II of the report 6: Held consultations with stakeholders from GNV

36 Part VI: Outcomes from the Third Meeting of the HLT (HLT-3) 2- 4 August 2010, Beijing

37 Global Framework for Climate Services 37 Outcomes from HLT-3 (1) 1: Reviewed responses and results from the questionnaire, submissions from govt and organizations and expert contributions. 2: Reviewed feedback from consultations 3: Reviewed and commented on the edited draft chapters of Part I and new draft chapters of Part II of the report.

38 Global Framework for Climate Services 38 Outcomes from HLT-3 (2) 1: Harmonise text in the chapters to avoid repetition and make them clear 2: Brainstormed and provided guidance on drafting chapters of Part III 3: Brainstormed on the Vision and Governance of the GFCS 4: Reviewed its work plan to meet the tight deadline and budget

39 Global Framework for Climate Services 39 Outcomes from HLT-3 (3) 1: Taskforce consulted with stakeholders from the Chinese govt departments. 2: Taskforce familiarised itself with operations of relevant sections of the Chinese Meteorological Administration in Beijing and Shanghai 3: Visited the Meteo World Pavilion at the World Expo 2010.

40 40 The schematic spacial scale the GFCS components will operate on The schematic spacial scale the GFCS components will operate on

41 Global Framework for Climate Services 41 Outcomes from HLT-3 (4) Agreed Timeline: Aug.HLT-3 Beijing 24 Sept.Deliver Part III, as a part of a completed Draft Report. 8 Oct. All review comments back to the HLT secretariat 15 Oct. HLT update of the Draft Report incorporating HLT member review comments Oct.HLT-4 Bonn

42 Global Framework for Climate Services 42 Outcomes from HLT-3 (5) Monday 1 Nov. Draft HLT Report on the web for govt and expert review. 22 Nov.Review period ends 30 Nov.Final-1 version completed by the HLT secretariat 1 Dec.Final-1 version of report sent to HLT members Dec. HLT-5 Geneva. Members make comment on Final Report and discuss follow-up activities. 12 Jan. 2011FINAL version of the Report completed taking account of feedback from HLT-5.

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