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Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Report of the workshop on the Third Assessment Report. Note by the secretariat.

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At its fifteenth session, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) requested the secretariat: (i) to organize, prior to the sixteenth session of the SBSTA, a workshop to explore the information contained in the TAR and how the content of the TAR can facilitate the work of the SBSTA and the other Convention bodies relating to climate change, research and systematic observation, scientific uncertainty, impacts of climate change and adaptation to climate change, effects of measures, innovative technology development, methodological issues, and other matters contained in the TAR, under the guidance of the Chairman of the SBSTA and with participation from experts identified by the IPCC; and (ii) to prepare a report on that workshop for consideration by the SBSTA at its sixteenth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2001/8, para. 12 (d)). The SBSTA also invited Parties to provide their views for compilation in a miscellaneous document on: (i) the information contained in the TAR; and (ii) possible IPCC activities in support of the needs of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/SBSTA/2001/8, para. 12 (c)). The SBSTA decided to consider, at its sixteenth session, the report on the workshop referred to above and the information contained in the submissions (FCCC/SBSTA/2001/8, para. 12 (e)). This report provides information on the workshop organized by the secretariat in response to the above mandate. Submissions from Parties are contained in document FCCC/SBSTA/2002/MISC.5

Item 3 of the provisional agenda. This document is available in English only


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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 16/05/2002