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Relevant programmes, activities and views on the issues relating to climate related risks and extreme events. Submissions from Parties.
The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its twenty-fifth session, invited Parties to submit to the secretariat, by 23 February 2007, information on their relevant programmes, activities and views on the following issues:
(a) Experience with assessment and management of current and future climate related risks and impacts, including those related to extreme events and in specific sectors;
(b) Ability, gaps, needs, opportunities, barriers and constraints to predicting climate variability, impacts and extreme events across regions and hazards;
(c) Contribution of traditional knowledge to understanding and managing climate related risks;
(d) Implications for sustainable development in relation to sub-paragraphs 1 (a) to (c) above;
(e) Promoting understanding of impacts of, and vulnerability to, climate change.
The secretariat has received ten such 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
Item 3 of the provisional agenda
United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 27/04/2007