World Climate Research Program - Open Science Conference 2023

Every decade the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) brings together communities from around the world to showcase recent and significant advances in climate science, identify gaps and opportunities, and jointly develop future plans.

The next WCRP Open Science Conference, focusing on “Advancing climate science for a sustainable future”, will be held in Kigali (Rwanda) and online on 23-27 October 2023, with the major goal of bridging science and society.

The following themes will be covered during the conference:

  • Theme 1: Advances in Climate Research
    Theme leads: Regina Rodrigues, Rowan Sutton, Orli Lachmy

    Showcasing progress and future challenges in understanding Earth’s climate system, and advances in climate science capacity around the world. Sessions will cover, inter alia, climate processes; gaps identified by IPCC; energy, water and carbon cycles; climate modelling, observations and model-data fusion.
  • Theme 2: Human Interactions with Climate
    Theme leads: Lisa Alexander, Pierre Friedlingstein, Izidine Pinto

    Analyzing key drivers and impacts of climate change (past, current and future), identifying risks to human and ecosystem health. Sessions will cover, inter alia, climate extremes and associated risks and impacts; water availability, food, ecosystems, health and cities in a changing climate.
  • Theme 3: Co-produced Climate Services and Solutions
    Theme leads: Cathy Vaughan, Bruce Hewitson, Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla

    Connecting scientific knowledge, planning, decision-making and policy processes. Sessions will cover, inter alia, near-term regional and climate change information for adaptation and mitigation; climate scenarios; climate intervention research.
    We anticipate 1,500 delegates on site and an equal number connecting remotely. Come join us to learn about the new WCRP, share your ideas, and meet with colleagues from around the world.

For more information, visit the event website below


23rd - 27th Oct


Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda