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Cooperation with relevant international organizations. Global Climate Observing System: Progress report on developments in the global observing system and activities related to decision 5/CP.5. Note by the secretariat.
At its twelfth session, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice invited the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) secretariat to report periodically on its activities related to decision 5/CP.5, as well as on developments in the global observing systems for climate at its further sessions (FCCC/SBSTA/2000/5, para. 59 (f)). This report is part of a series provided to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) in response to its invitation that the GCOS secretariat, on behalf of the agencies participating in the Climate Agenda, report periodically on recent developments in the global observing systems for climate and on progress in responding to decision 5/CP.5. In this report, GCOS : proposes the preparation of a second Report on the Adequacy of the Global Climate Observing Systems building on the compilation and synthesis by the UNFCCC secretariat of the information on systematic observation which will be reported by Parties in response to decisions 4/CP.5 and 5/CP.5; provides results from recent monitoring of some key components of the GCOS which suggest several positive changes in relation to the Convention's requirements while at the same time identifying some areas where the urgent attention of the Parties is required; outlines significant recent developments in the global observing systems for climate; and discusses the ongoing response of GCOS to decision 5/CP.5 in regard to the holding of regional workshops
Item 7 of the provisional agenda
United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 07/09/2001