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Why participate in the GCM?
- The GCM is an effective and proven way to address national, regional, and global needs for climate observations and to direct funds to the highest priority needs;
- The GCM addresses the G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action commitment to support the climate observing needs of developing countries;
- The GCM directly contributes to fulfilling the repeated calls of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to provide financial and technical support to developing countries to improve their climate observing systems;
- Improving networks in developing countries also contributes to developed country needs for improved global networks.