The SBSTA invited Parties and relevant organizations to submit to the secretariat, by 21 September
2007, information and views on matters relating to the availability of information on the
socio-economic aspects of climate change and improving the integration of socio-economic information
into impact and vulnerability assessments, including information on the development of socio-economic
scenarios and for understanding adaptive capacity, including:
- Existing approaches and available data
- Needs, gaps, barriers and constraints
- Ways and means to improve availability and access to relevant information, including information
on costs and benefits, as well as its better integration into impact and vulnerability assessments
Submissions were received from seven Parties (Australia, Jamaica, Japan,
Mexico, Portugal on behalf of the European Community and its Member States, the United States of
America and Uzbekistan), two intergovernmental (ISDR
and IPCC) and two non-governmental organizations
(International Research Institute for Climate and Society and SustainUS). The submissions can be
Information and views on socio-economic information. Submissions from Parties.
Information and views on socio-economic information. Submissions from relevant organizations.
admitted non-governmental organizations
The SBSTA requested the secretariat to organize, under the guidance of the Chair of SBSTA, an expert
meeting, before its twenty-eighth session, on ways and means to improve the integration of
socio-economic information into impact and vulnerability assessments, including as they relate to
adaptation planning, taking into account the miscellaneous document mentioned above.
The expert meeting on socio-economic information took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad
and Tobago from 10 to 12 March 2008. The agenda, presentations and results from the meeting
are available on the Trinidad meeting page.
The meeting report is contained in document FCCC/SBSTA/2008/2.