The Convention calls on Parties to promote and cooperate in research and systematic observation of the
climate system, including through support to existing international programmes and networks (see Articles
4.1(g) and 5). In doing so, the Convention commits Parties to cooperate to improve the capacities of
developing countries to participate in research and systematic observation.
and Systematic Observation”
has regularly been an agenda item of the SBSTA since its seventeenth session.