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SBSTA 34 workshop on research


The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its thirty-second session, requested the secretariat to hold a workshop, in conjunction with the thirty-fourth session of the SBSTA, subject to the availability of resources and under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, to allow further in-depth consideration to be given to issues addressed in the research dialogue being held under the SBSTA in the context of decision 9/CP.11.

Information on the themes for the workshop is available in document FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.1

pdf-icon Agenda (29 kB)

pdf-icon Report of the Workshop (129 kB)

pdf-icon List of participants (112 kB)

See also information on the Third Research Dialogue, also held during SBSTA 34


  Opening and introduction

UNFCCC Secretariat pdf-icon Introduction and scope of the work (57 kB)

Setting the scene

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, IPCC pdf-icon IPCC policy relevant information for supporting the UNFCCC process (2984 kB)
Renate Christ, IPCC pdf-icon Communicating Climate Change Science (878 kB)

Session 1 - Understanding the science: Recent climate change research findings, uncertainty management

 Observed impacts of climate change and the resulting impacts on society in the context of Article 2 of the Convention

Walt Meier, Lars-Otto Reiersen, AMAP pdf-icon Recent results on cryospheric research (3415 kB)
Georg Kaser, IACS pdf-icon Highlights of the International Polar Year (1167 kB)
Carol Turley, FP7

pdf-icon Ocean acidification: Recent results from the EPOCA project (2285 kB)
Film: Ocean acidification: Connecting science,
industry, policy and public

Esteban Jobbagy, IAI  pdf-icon Land-use changes in South America and their impact on climate change (1891 kB)  
Bruce Campbell, ESSP pdf-icon Impacts of climate change on farming systems, food production and security (5529 kB)
Ricardo Valentini, FP7 pdf-icon Climate change predictions in Sub-Sahara Africa (1666 kB)  
Andy Haines, ESSP pdf-icon Public health benefits of strategies to reduce GHG emissions (1889 kB)
Carol Turley, FP7, Philip Williamson, IGBP

pdf-icon Socio-economic aspects of ocean acidification (1776 kB)

Lars-Otto Reiersen, AMAP pdf-icon State of the Arctic coasts: Main outcomes of the 2011 report (546 kB)  


Information on studies regarding the temperature stabilization scenarios (including 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels) and associated emission trajectories and responses of carbon sources and sinks, in particular in relation to the new approach taken by the IPCC for scenario development


Detlef van Vuuren,
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency PBL

pdf-icon Scenario development for AR5 and scenarios for stabilization at low GHG concentration and temperature (1476 kB)        
Hiroki Kondo, Japan

pdf-icon New findings emerging from CMIP5 long-term projection experiments (1743 kB)
- pdf-icon Abstract (56 kB)

Myles Allen, University of Oxford pdf-icon Cumulative carbon targets and associated probabilities of limiting average temperature increase to below 2 degrees Celsius pre-industrial levels (605 kB)        
Corinne Le Quéré, ESSP pdf-icon The response of the carbon sinks to recent climate change, and current and expected emissions in the short term from fossil fuel burning and land-use (2194 kB)        

 Research needs and priorities: views by Parties

Gao Yun, China pdf-icon China's perspective on research needs and priorities to support the UNFCCC process and addressing the challenge of climate change at national level (85 kB)  
David Warrilow, United Kingdom   pdf-icon Climate policy research needs (584 kB)
Guy Midgley, South Africa pdf-icon Adaptation research needs and priorities in South Africa - towards addressing uncertainties (328 kB)

 Emerging issues

Lisa Emberson, UNEP pdf-icon Recent science on non-CO2 climate forcers: Main findings from UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone (1038 kB)  
Philip Williamson, IGBP pdf-icon Ocean fertilization (1752 kB)  
Deborah Rogers, IHDP pdf-icon Social sciences contributions to climate change research (1031 kB)

Session 2 - Communicating climate change sciences

 Good practices and lessons learnt in communicating climate change research results from the scientific community to the policy makers, including existing challenges

Andrew Matthews, APN pdf-icon Promoting research and enhancing understanding of climate information through strenghtening science-policy interface (5235 kB)  
Jon Padgham, START pdf-icon Experiences from START's science-policy dialogues at national and regional levels (489 kB)
Richard Klein, PROVIA pdf-icon Communicating scientific knowledge and needs for research on climate change adaptation (261 kB)  
Daniela Jacob, FP7 pdf-icon Regional climate information and services (3145 kB)
Klaus Radunsky, EU pdf-icon Enhancing the effectiveness of the research dialogue, and how existing challendes could be overcome (130 kB)
Julius Atlhopheng, Botswana  pdf-icon Communicating climate change in the Kalahari, Botswana (718 kB)

Session 3 - Building capacity for research in developing countries

 Collaboration with developing countries in climate change research - results, success stories, possibilities and needs

Rodolfo Godinez, Mexico pdf-icon Research-related capacity building needs in Mexico (215 kB)
Perry Wiles, Australia pdf-icon Australia's collaboration with and support of Pacific Island countries in relation to climate change research (4444 kB)
Andrew Matthews, APN pdf-icon Scientific capacity building efforts by the APN and funding provided for new global change regional-based activities (4621 kB)
Susana Calsamiglia-Mendlewizc, FP7 pdf-icon Europe's Regional Research Programme: funding opportunities for research actors from developing countries (558 kB)