A report entitled Status of the Global Observing System for Climate was invited by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the thirty-third session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in Cancún, Mexico, in 2010. The conclusions of SBSTA in subsequent years have reinforced the importance ascribed to this status report. The report has recently been completed under the overall guidance of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Steering Committee with contributions from panel members and external experts. It was compiled and coordinated by the lead author, supported by the GCOS Secretariat. This document is the Executive Summary of the full 2015 Status Report (which is some 350 pages long), and provides an overview of its purpose, scope, main findings and conclusions.
Collection(s) and Series: GCOS- No. 194
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Digital (Free)