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.