What might be expected of my country?

All countries are encouraged to promote climate services actively, both domestically and internationally, and to help shape the development of GFCS to ensure that GFCS meets their needs and those of the international community.

Developed countries with good capacity in climate services can share and disseminate data, expertise, and best practices. They can provide advice and assistance to other countries that are committed to establishing and sustaining their own national climate services. They are invited to strengthen their bilateral partnerships and, where feasible, to contribute in-kind and financial support.

Developing countries are encouraged to leverage their internal capacities and to build partnerships between government agencies and other institutions.

It is recommended that they integrate GFCS activities into their sustainable development strategies and projects as well as their National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPAs).

Where feasible, countries are also encouraged to report to the World Meteorological Congress and other UN forums on their GFCS-related activities, to provide experts and expertise to GFCS projects and activities, to serve on the future GFCS Intergovernmental Board, and to contribute staff to the GFCS secretariat.