Thursday, January 19, 2017

International Programs & Activities

Recognizing that climate is an issue of global concern, individuals and groups in NOAA's climate programs regularly interact and collaborate with a range of international climate organizations. The Climate Program Office supports work that results in substantial contributions to the following programs.

The North American Climate Services Partnership (NACSP) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Global Framework for Climate Services UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
World Climate Research Program (WCRP)

Global partnerships complement NOAA's observations, analysis, and data stewardship activities, providing input and feedback that enhances our understanding of the climate system. Additionally, these collaborations broaden the audience for NOAA's information and climate services. NOAA provides worldwide access to its state-of-the-art climate research, tools, and products, and draws information that can help to improve its responsiveness to pressing needs for climate information and services.

In addition to facilitating programmatic collaborations with international partners, the Climate Program Office provides support for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University. IRI uses a science-based approach to enhance society's ability to understand, anticipate, and manage climate risk in order to improve human welfare around the world.