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BIPM-WMO Workshop on Metrology for Climate Action

The workshop is open to experts and stakeholders active in the fields of climate science, observations, modelling, GHG mitigation and measurement and measurement science willing to contribute to the development of recommendations on key technical challenge areas for metrology in these fields.

Metrology for climate action

Workshop Aims

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • Present progress and identify requirements for further development of advanced measurements, standards, reference data, comparisons, calibration supporting the physical science basis for and adaptation to climate change, and
  • Identify stakeholders’ metrology needs, assess current metrological techniques, analyses, and modeling capabilities, and identify gaps in quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and uptake for effective actions on mitigating climate change and its impacts.

The output of the workshop will be a set of recommendations on key technical challenge areas for metrology over the next decade.

This workshop follows on from two previous events, one in 2010 on Measurement Challenges for Global Observation Systems for Climate Change Monitoring and the second in 2015 on Global to Urban Scale Carbon Measurements.

Themes for the Workshop

The workshop will focus on where metrology and metrological and allied approaches can provide input and benefits to the observation of, and societal responses to, climate change. It will also identify and provide recommendations on opportunities for new or expanded metrology activities to facilitate globally recognised greenhouse gas emission quantification data and support development and harmonization of methods improving sensitivity and accuracy of a coordinated system of greenhouse gas emission data supporting inventory reports.


  • Main organiser
    World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The event is taking place online.
Languages: English