Open Consultative Platform
All participants in the first High-Level Round Table (June 2019, Geneva, Switzerland) agreed on a Joint Statement, which identified the Open Consultative Platform (OCP) as a suitable implementing mechanism.
The OCP serves as an open, constructive, and participatory framework for addressing collaboratively the challenges the weather enterprise faces to mitigate the risks related to weather, climate, water, and related environmental hazards. In the spirit of mutual respect and trust, the Platform will enable all stakeholders to stay abreast of issues and opportunities to incentivize win-win approaches and to nurture innovation. OCP aims to move from isolated actions within a single stakeholder to coordinated initiatives that are developed and shared across sectoral and organizational boundaries. The OCP is an open and volunteer-based platform, welcoming all stakeholders of the weather, climate, and water enterprise who are willing to participate in the dialogue and inclusive consultation in a constructive and mutually beneficial way. See OCP website.