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UNFCCC and GCOS

GCOS support to the UNFCCC

GCOS provides vital and continuous support to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the areas of:

GCOS implementation

Full implementation of the GCOS Implementation Plan and its Satellite Supplement by Parties to the UNFCCC will provide those global observations of the Essential Climate Variables and their associated products that assist Parties in meeting their responsibilities under Articles 4 and 5 of the UNFCCC. In addition, it will provide many of the essential observations required by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Specifically the proposed system would provide information to:

Further information:




Last modified on Mon, 07 Jan 2013