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The GCOS Programme has prepared a new implementation plan in consultation with the global climate scientific and observing community which will be submitted to the UNFCCC for its COP 22 meeting which starts on 7 November 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco.

GCOS published its first Implementation Plan in 2004 and updated it in 2010. This 2016 plan is not an update, but a new plan taking into account the latest developments in earth observations and climate policy.  It will not be updated for 5 years, and a new plan will not be written within the next 10 years.

The new plan is now open for review and comments until 5 September, 2016. 

Read more about the Implementation Plan and comment submission process >>