Global Greenhouse Gas Watch in support of transparency

Past event

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Global Greenhouse Gas Watch will provide a valuable tool to support the transparency of global mitigation action. The system will be built on three components: an integrated global observing system, global modelling with data assimilation and international data exchange. Open and unrestricted access to data will ensure a full transparency of system outputs. The ultimate goal is to produce a global distribution of monthly fluxes for CO2, CH4 and N2O with 100x100 km resolution. The quality of the outputs will be ensured through the participation of several modelling centers. The observing network will build on the existing efforts of WMO and IOC UNESCO, while the design and gap-filling in support of the GGGW will be done in a more systematic way. The outputs will provide globally consistent information that will feed multiple applications including supplementary information to the traditional inventory reporting. Unlike traditional inventory, GGGW will take into account climate feedback in the carbon cycle in the net flux estimates.


  • Dr Lars Peter Riishojgaard, WMO Secretariat
  • Dr Lesley Ott, NASA
  • Dr Werner Kutsch, ICOS
  • Dr Anya Waite, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • Dr Jocelyn Turnbull, GNS Science

Moderated by Dr Oksana Tarasova, WMO Secretariat

Global Greenhouse Gas Watch - Brochure

Greenhouse Gas Bulletin




Lars Peter Riishojgaard standing in front of WMO flag.
Lars Peter Riishojgaard, Director, WIGOS Branch
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Lesley Ott, Leads, Carbon group within the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA
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Jocelyn Turnbull, Radiocarbon Science Leader/Lead Scientist at the Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory
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Werner L. Kutsch, Director General, Integrated Carbon Observation System
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Anya Waite, Co-chair, Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
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Oksana Tarasova, Senior Scientific Officer, Infrastructure Department, WMO
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