Every year WMO participates in the sessions of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC, contributes fully in line with the United Nations climate change strategy elements, supports the UNFCCC negotiation process within an agreed framework, contributes to the implementation of the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change and addresses other activities as mandated by the WMO Congress.
Since the entry into force of the UNFCCC, WMO-sponsored bodies such as Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) have been playing an active role in the UNFCCC process and they are mandated to report regularly to the sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and COP on updated scientific assessments of climate change and systematic observation of the climate system. The WMO co-sponsored World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is a major contributor to the dialogue on research needs under the Convention between Parties and regional and international climate change research programmes and organizations. WCRP provides updates on recent climate research developments and scientific findings to determine both the predictability of climate; and the effect of human activities on the climate system.
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