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Progress by space agencies involved in global observations in their coordinated response to the Global Climate Observing
System and to relevant needs of the Convention. Submission from the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites.
The Conference of the Parties, by its decision 9/CP.15, encouraged the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) to continue coordinating and supporting the implementation of the satellite component of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). At its thirtieth session, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) encouraged coordinated implementation of the cross-cutting space-based components of GCOS to continue over the long term, including the continued coordinated response to the needs identified in the GCOS implementation plan through CEOS. It also encouraged CEOS and the Parties that support space agencies involved in global observations to continue and if possible accelerate development of methodologies, and validation and inter-comparison of satellite-based applications for the terrestrial domain. At the same session, the SBSTA invited CEOS to report, at SBSTA 33, on progress made in its
efforts to meet relevant needs of the Convention (FCCC/SBSTA/2009/3, para. 63). In response to this invitation, Brazil has submitted such a progress report on behalf of the CEOS. An extended summary of this report is reproduced in this document. The full report is available at and . In accordance with the procedure for miscellaneous documents, this submission is
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Item 5 of the provisional agenda
United Nations Office at Geneva | Geneva (Switzerland) | 21/10/2010