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In session workshop on climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
 

Bonn, Germany
7 June 2008



Introduction and overview
 

The SBSTA requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to organize an in-session workshop under this sub-theme at its twenty-eighth session (Bonn, June 2008), with the participation of experts from Parties and representatives from the IPCC and other relevant organizations, and taking into account submissions under this area of work.

The in-session workshop took place from 10-13:00 in the Maritim Hotel, Bonn.

Workshop report (in progress)

pdf-icon IISD coverage of the workshop

pdf-icon Agenda (107 kB)

pdf-icon Information note for participants (66 kB)

pdf-icon Report on the workshop



Background information
 

Five organizations made submissions (IPCC, IRI, Frontier Research Center for Global Change, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and the World Climate Research Programme).

FCCC/SBSTA/2007/MISC.24 and Add.1
Ways to contribute to climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling. Submissions from relevant organizations.



Presentations
 

Development of regional/subregional climate scenarios and improvement of access to, and application of climate model outputs

Opportunities for, and experiences in applying climate model outputs and downscaled data to construct regional/subregional climate scenarios

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Ghassem Asrar World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) pdf-icon Improving delivery of climate model results & capacity building (4485 kB)
Mr. Jose Marengo Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) pdf-icon Climate modelling and downscaling under the Nairobi work programme (1188 kB)
Mr. Luis Paz-Castro Cuba pdf-icon Climate modeling, scenarios and downscaling. The PRECIS-Caribbean initiative (115 kB)
Mr. Haroldo Machado Filho Brasil pdf-icon Activities in Brazil relating to regional modeling and climate change scenarios (237 kB)

Options to fill the gaps

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Hiroki Kondo Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan pdf-icon Regionally detailed climate modelling applied to adaptation studies (145 kB)
Mr. Joseph Intsiful Met Office Hadley Centre, UK pdf-icon PRECIS: Facilitating capacity building and technology transfer to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation activities worldwide (192 kB)
Mr. Carlos Fuller Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre pdf-icon Workshop on climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling under the NWP (83 kB)
Mr. Lawrence Flint Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA) pdf-icon To identify practical opportunities to improve access to and use of outputs of different models, including assessment of their applicability and training opportunities (84 kB)
Ms. Hanna Cambell The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pdf-icon Statement made by the United States of America on development of climate modeling, scenarios and downscaling (153 kB)

Availability and applicability of climate model outputs and downscaled data for policy makers at all levels

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Xianfu Lu United Nations Development Programme pdf-icon Availability and applicability of climate model outputs and downscaling data for policy makers: Key issues for discussion (93 kB)
Ms. Karen Smith Barbados pdf-icon In session workshop on climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling under the Nairobi work programme. An Intervention by Barbados (293 kB)
Mr. John Furlow the United States of America

pdf-icon Improving access to climate information: the SERVIR-Viz Climate Mapper (393 kB)

pdf-icon Statement made by the United States of America on access to climate data (54 kB)

Previous relevant workshops and events
Workshop on the status of modelling activities to assess the adverse effects of climate change held in Bonn, Germany, 16 - 18 May 2002