The Berlin Summit
The Berlin Summit brought together invited participants from across the world to draft a blueprint for EVE, as outlined by the Summit Statement signed by 141 leaders from the fields of climate science, climate services, technologies and sustainable devleopment. This page is being updated to reflect the outcome of the Berlin Summit.
At the Berlin Summit experts met to discuss and revise the EVE Discussion Document based on their own, and community, input. The discussion document developed EVE around five thematic areas:
Climate information for vulnerable sectors and communities
Advancing the science to support early warning and adaptation
Developing a digital infrastructure to provide multi-tiered climate information for all
Optimal earth-system data integration and monitoring
Structure and governance models
Comments on the document were collected and discussed at the Summit resulting in the Summit Statment, which acts as a draft blueprint for EVE. THe statement will be taken to the WCRP Open Science Conference in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2023, and based on further input, finalized as a proposal to be presented at COP28 in Dubai.
Prominent keynote speakers from different societal sectors kicked off the summit during two days of keynotes, with groups of presentations followed by vigorous plenum discussion. Breakout groups over the course of the following three days developed the EVE discussion document into the final Summit Statement that was released on 24 July, 2023.
Support for the Berlin Summit is provided by the Germany Ministry of Education and Research through its support of the German National Project WarmWorld. The ETH led Project EXCLAIM, the Hamburg Cluster of Excellence CLICCS, the Horizon2020 Project NextGEMS, the Institute for Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institutes for Chemistry and for Meteorology provided further support.
Contributions to the development and refinement of the concept of EVE include the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), and the GEWEX GASS Projects.