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Cooperation with relevant international organizations. Progress report on research and systematic observation. Note by the secretariat.

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At its third session in July 1996, when discussing "Research and Observation issues", the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) welcomed the activities of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), and other participants developing the Climate Agenda. These organizations were invited to inform the SBSTA on recent activities to coordinate long-term monitoring and research programmes related to the oceans and the atmosphere in support of Article 5 of the Convention, particularly the establishment of capacity and capacity-building mechanisms to assist the full participation of developing countries (see FCCC/SBSTA/1996/13, para. 62). In response to this invitation, WMO, in consultation with IOC, and, to the extent necessary and possible, other organizations participating in the development of the Climate Agenda, has provided information which is presented in the attached annex. This note is an introduction to the information provided by WMO and contains suggestions on possible action which the SBSTA may wish to take in response to that information

Item 3 of the provisional agenda


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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 04/02/1997