Worldwide systematic observation of the climate system is a key prerequisite for advancing
scientific knowledge on climate change and advising informed policy making.
The Convention calls on Parties to promote and cooperate in systematic observation
of the climate system, including through support to existing international programmes and networks
(Articles 4.1(g) and 5).
Implementation is supported through cooperation with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Committee
on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS),
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and
other agencies. Further background information