High-level Taskforce (HLT)

Following the decision of the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3) to establish the GFCS, a taskforce of high-level independent advisors (HLT) was appointed through an intergovernmental process to prepare a report that was to include recommendations on the proposed elements of the GFCS and the next steps for its implementation.

The report of the HLT was endorsed by the Sixteenth Session of the World Meteorological Congress (Geneva, 16 May to 3 June 2011, report), which entrusted the WMO with the responsibility of developing the Implementation Plan, draft Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services (IBCS) and its substructures.