First Meeting of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services

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Monday, July 1, 2013 to Friday, July 5, 2013

The first session of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services, was held from 1 to 5 July 2013, at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), under the initial Chairmanship of WMO President, Mr. David Grimes.

The session: 

  1. Approved the Implementation Plan of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and a Compendium of initial GFCS projects for immediate implementation;
  2. Approved the establishment of its Management Committee and its terms of reference;
  3. Established a stakeholder engagement mechanisms and participation of such stakeholders in the work of the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services, formalizing the establishment of a Partners Advisory Committee (PAC), and;
  4. Elected Dr Anton Eliassen (Norway) as the Chair of the IBCS and Dr Linda Makuleni (South Africa) and Dr Laxman Singh Rathore (India) as the Co-Vice-Chairs. It also selected the members forming the Management Committee of the IBCS as follows:
    • RA I (Africa): Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau; South Africa (Co-Vice-Chair), United Republic of Tanzania;
    • RA II (Asia): China, India (Co-Vice-Chair), Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea;
    • RA III (South America) : Argentina, Brazil, Peru;
    • RA IV (North and Central America): British Caribbean Territories, Canada, Costa Rica, United States of America;
    • RA V (South West Pacific): Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines;
    • RA VI (Europe): Germany, Italy, Norway (Chair), Russian Federation, Switzerland, Turkey.

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