IHDP Knowledge Transfer Database

World Climate Research Programme

Acronym: WCRP

Earth System Science Partners (ESSP)

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The WCRP Mission is to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society. The two overarching objectives of the WCRP are: - to determine the predictability of climate; and - to determine the effect of human activities on climate Progress in understanding climate system variability and change makes it possible to address its predictability and to use this predictive knowledge in developing adaptation and mitigation strategies. Such strategies assist the global communities in responding to the impacts of climate variability and change on major social and economic sectors including food security, energy and transport, environment, health and water resources.