The Earth’s climate, and changes to it, impact our lives, well-being and economy in numerous ways, some positive and some negative. Managing the risks that arise from changes in the climate over the coming months, years and decades is one of the most pressing challenges that society faces, but there are also some opportunities. The provision and use of climate information in decision-making (i.e. climate services) are central to managing the risks and opportunities. Professor Hewitt will provide an overview of the climate service landscape around the world, with examples of services, and thoughts on challenges and future directions.