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Review of the implementation of commitments and of other provisions of the convention: Research and systematic observation. Comprehensive report on the development of the observational networks of the climate system. Note by the secretariat.

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The comprehensive report on the adequacy of the global observing systems which follows responds to a request by the Conference of the Parties (COP) at its third session to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), to consider the adequacy of observational systems and to report on its conclusions to the COP at its fourth session (FCCC/CP/1997/7/Add.1, decision 8/CP.3). It was coordinated by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Secretariat in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), on behalf of the organizations participating in the Climate Agenda. In accordance with the procedure for miscellaneous documents, the report is reproduced in the language in which it was received and without formal editing. The report should be read together with its executive summary (FCCC/CP/1998/7), which also puts forward some possible actions the SBSTA may wish to consider on this matter

Item 4 (h) (i) of the provisional agenda. This document is available in English only


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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 15/10/1998