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FCCC/SBSTA/2002/Misc.15

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Research and systematic observation. Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Views on priority areas of research and questions for the scientific community relevant to the Convention. Submissions from Parties.

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The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its sixteenth session, under the agenda item on the Third Assessment Report (TAR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), noted the robust findings, the key uncertainties and priorities for future research and systematic observation reported in the TAR. It also noted that possible items for consideration by the scientific community could be, inter alia, assessment of the effects of the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, quantification and reduction of uncertainty, climate sensitivity and improved climate and economic modelling (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/6, para. 15 (d)-(i)). The SBSTA invited Parties to submit, by 20 August 2002, their views for compilation into a miscellaneous document on priority areas of research and questions for the scientific community relevant to the Convention, as referred to in the previous paragraph (FCCC/SBSTA/2002/6, para. 15 (h)). A synthesis of those submissions is contained in document FCCC/SBSTA/2002/INF.17. The secretariat has received 14 submissions. In accordance with the procedure for miscellaneous documents, these submissions are attached and reproduced in the language in which they were received and without formal editing

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Item 8 of the provisional agenda

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Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Seventeenth session, 23-29 October 2002, New Delhi, India

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United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 06/09/2002