The IG3IS Second Symposium & User Summit will take place in WMO Secretariat - Geneva, Switzerland, the week of 26th October 2020.
The recent release of the WMO Greenhouse Gases Bulletin evinces the urgent need to take the most effective actions to reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
To help meet this need, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its partners have initiated the development of an Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS). IG3IS combines atmospheric GHG concentration measurements with human-activity data in a modelling and analysis framework to help decision-makers take better-informed action to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants that reduce air quality.
IG3IS and the Atmospheric Tracer Transport Model Intercomparison Project (TRANSCOM) have come together to create a workshop dedicated to the use of atmospheric measurements to improve the quantification and understanding of greenhouse gas fluxes. This meeting will facilitate the discussion new developments, remaining bottlenecks, and how to take advantage of international cooperation and coordinated joint activities to support progress. Furthermore, it will provide an overview of various ongoing activities and the opportunity to discuss or even initiate something new.
At this year's LACCF hosted in Montevideo, Uruguay, IG3IS has been invited to present on its successful pilot projects in the region and discuss potential for IG3IS involvement in the region in the future. On Wednesday, the 22nd of August, IG3IS will host a side event titled, "Innovative Observation-Based Tools to Support Climate Mitigation Strategies" including presentations from the World Bank and the Brazilian Environmental Agency.