The Meeting of the RA II Working Group on Climate Services (WGCS) was held during 10-12 December 2018 in Beijing, China. Totally 15 participants from WMO Secretariat, Bhutan, China, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan and Russia attended the meeting. Dr. Xiaolong Jia from BCC and Dr. R. Kolli from WMO made addresses in the opening. This is the first meeting of RAII WGCS. The meeting briefed on recent WMO initiatives of climate services, overviewed the progress/update of implementation of RCCs in RAII, reviewed the progress on EG-CS and EG-AgM activities, and updated the work plan for RAII WGCS.
The TPRCC-network Implementation Planning Meeting was held during 13-14 December 2018 in Beijing, China. About 10 participants from WMO Secretariat, China and India, Dr. Xiaolong Jia from BCC and Dr. R. Kolli from WMO made addresses in the opening. This meeting is designed to facilitate the development of a technical implementation plan, assignment and commitment of roles and responsibilities of contributing entities, including the possible launch of a demonstration phase of the Third Pole Regional Climate Centre Network (TPRCC-Network) in 2019.