1. High priority for the needs of climate-vulnerable developing countries
  2. Primary focus is the better access and use of climate information by users
  3. Framework will address needs at three spatial scales: global, regional and national
  4. Climate services must be operational and continuously updated
  5. Climate information is primarily an international public good and governments will have a central role in the Framework
  6. The Framework will encourage global, free and open exchange of climate-relevant data
  7. The Framework will facilitate and strengthen - not duplicate
  8. The Framework will be built through partnerships