The main governing body of GFCS is the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS), which has a Management Committee that carries out the decisions and requests of the Board during the intersessional period. The governance structure of GFCS includes the Partner Advisory Committee (PAC), which is the stakeholder engagement mechanisms, and a technical committee, still to be established. The Management Committee has established task teams(TT) which carry out specific tasks.

Governance Tabs


The IBCS was formed at the Extraordinary Congress of WMO in 2012 and is accountable to the World Meteorological Congress. The IBCS oversees and provides the overall management of the development and implementation of GFCS and coordination at the global and regional levels. IBCS is open to membership of all countries and meets periodically.

Further Information:

1. Terms of Reference of the IBCS

2. Current Members of the IBCS

3. Session of the IBCS