In the effort of enabling and realizing the full potential of the weather enterprise, the role of the leaders is critical. Strong leadership accord has to be in place to guide innovative actions towards mutually beneficial partnerships. To that end, the WMO – as the UN agency with a mandate on weather, water and climate – embraces proactive coordination of a high-level dialogue for public, private and academic collaboration that aims to facilitate the development of a new generation of weather and climate intelligence to counter global risks. The High-Level Roundtable is organized regularly in conjunction with the major WMO events, such as the World Meteorological Congress. See the WMO Report of the High-Level Round Table on PPE (5–6 June 2019; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland).
All participants at the first High-Level Roundtable (June 2019, Geneva, Switzerland) agreed on a Joint Statement, a blueprint for the future collaborative actions of the stakeholders, which identified the Open Consultative Platform (OCP) as a suitable implementing mechanism.
The OCP serves as an open, constructive and participatory framework for addressing collaboratively the grand challenges before the weather enterprise. In the spirit of mutual respect and trust, the Platform will enable all stakeholders to stay abreast of issues and opportunities, both institutional and technological, to incentivize win-win approaches and to nurture innovation. A new cooperation paradigm will incorporate active sharing ideas and interacting with each other to move from isolated actions within a single stakeholder to coordinated initiatives that are developed and shared across sectoral and organizational boundaries.
The OCP will help articulate a common vision for the future of the weather enterprise in the coming decade and beyond, thus informing society and decision-makers at all levels of expected progress in mitigating the risks related to weather, climate, water and related environmental hazards. WMO, as a convener and facilitator of the OCP, generates and maintain momentum by organizing annual events to review progress and provide further directions.
The OCP is open and volunteer-based platform, welcoming all stakeholders of the weather, climate and water enterprise who are willing to participate in the dialogue and inclusive consultation in a constructive and mutually-beneficial way.
Contact and inquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of its guiding role, the OCP is to review progress and analyse trends of the whole value chain of the global weather, climate and water enterprise. In doing so, the WMO PPE coordinate developing an agreed list of thematic areas and “grand challenges” for the enterprise, and respective work streams to develop white papers, in which selected experts from relevant communities of practice are invited to share expert opinions and to identify common views.
These collective analytics, will formulate the calls for action by all stakeholders, and provide the basis for advice to the decision-making processes of relevant organizations and stakeholders.
See “Call for contribution to white papers” (Implementing Mechanisms).
The WMO PPE aims to build a systematic framework to identify, promote and apply good practices in public-private-academic cooperation models in various national and international contexts. Leaning from experience, all stakeholders of the weather, climate and water enterprise would explore practical pathways for securing and sustaining collaborative networks across research, observations, services, and decision-making. Furthermore, guidance and policy would be reviewed and improved from successful and less-successful applications and experience in different regulative, societal and institutional environments
See “Call for sharing good practices” (Implementing Mechanisms).
Pursuant to Resolution 79 (Cg-18) – Open Consultative Platform “Partnership and Innovation for the Next Generation of Weather and Climate Intelligence”, WMO PPE supports the regional associations and their Members for informal consultations with stakeholders from all sectors across the value chain, to analyse and build understanding of sub-regional and regional circumstances (including legal frameworks that govern public-private engagement) and provide regional input through the Open Consultative Platform. Through a series of regional conferences and informal consultations, WMO actively supports Members to link with regional and technical activities, and promote the participation of all sectors in the collaborative effort to tackle the “grand challenges” for the weather, climate and water enterprise.