WWRP Structure

People all across our planet face unprecedented extremes in the form of heatwaves, heavy precipitation, droughts, tropical cyclones, as well as their attribution to human influence. There is a compelling and urgent need to transfer science to those who need it, harnessing a new understanding of decision-making processes, to reduce individual and collective risk. 

During the term of the previous WWRP Implementation Plan 2016-2023, major advances were achieved in science, community building, research capacity building and stakeholder engagement. Moving forward and building on the guidance provided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework, the WMO Strategic Plan 2024-2027, the call for Early Warning and Early Action for all in 5 years by the United Nations SecretaryGeneral, the WMO Regional Reform as well as the Research Board (RB), the WWRP will embrace a versatile scientific portfolio reflecting the needs of actors representing diverse constituencies.

Our new Plan is the first of its kind constructed under the reformed WMO structure. In this Plan, we address priorities under the umbrella of science-for-service, guided by the priorities contained in the WMO Strategic Plan 2024-2027, and by a set of principles for Advancing Weather Research to Reduce Risk to SociEties, referred to as the AWAR3E principles.



The Terms of Reference for 2024 are available here:

WWRP Terms of Reference