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Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS-1)

WMO established a Project Oversight Board for the GFCS to prepare for the first session of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS-1) and to ensure effective planning and coordination of activities for the completion of the documents for the consideration of the IBCS-1.

The Project Oversight Board included representatives from the following organizations:

WMO also established an Interagency Coordination Group (ICG) on the GFCS to contribute to the development of effective forms of cooperation between organizations of the UN system engaged in the planning and implementation of the GFCS. The heads of the above-mentioned organizations form the high-level ICG.

The first session of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (Geneva, 1 to 5 July 2013):

  1. Approved the implementation plan of the GFCS and a compendium of initial GFCS projects for immediate implementation;
  2. Agreed on the definition of processes and substructures supporting its advancement and;
  3. Elected the Chair, two Co-Vice-Chairs and selected the Members forming the Management Committee of the Board;

Following IBCS-1, WMO established a GFCS Office within the Secretariat to replace the GFCS Project Office in order to ensure effective support for the implementation of the GFCS.

GFCS Website



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