The 33rd Session of WCRP Joint Scientific Committee took place in Beijing, China, in July 2012.

A number of things were discussed that are of interest to the CliC community including: an update on the Cryosphere and Sea Level Rise Grand Challenges, lead by Vladimir Kattsov and Koni Steffen respectively. Feedback on the progress and future directions of CliC and a short update from WMAC (WCRP Modelling Advisory Council) and WDAC (WCRP Data Advisory Council) are included in the report. Greg Flato is the CliC representative on WMAC and Walt Meier on WDAC.

The report can be downloaded from http://www.wcrp-climate.org/documents/JSC33_Report_Final.pdf