WCRP_logoThe World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is an international programme that helps to coordinate global climate research.[1] The WCRP was established in 1980, under the joint sponsorship of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), and has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCOsince 1993.

World Climate Research Programme is organized as a network of core and co-sponsored projects, working groups and cross-cutting initiatives.