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 Scientific research is required to understand climate change - the historical background, current status, impacts and future predictions, the effects of human activities and the actions required at global, regional and local levels for mitigation and adaptation

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The Convention calls on Parties to promote and cooperate in research, systematic observation and the development of data archives, including through exchange of information; to support programmes, networks and organizations; and improve the capacities of developing countries (Articles 4.1(g,h) and 5).

Parties report on their national and cooperative research activities and their contributions to climate science, as well as emerging research needs and priorities, in their national communications.

The Paris Agreement identifies the need for an effective and progressive response to the urgent threat of climate change on the basis of the best available scientific knowledge. 

Implementation of research under the Convention and Paris Agreement is supported through cooperation with the WCRP (which coordinates the coupled model intercomparison project), IPCC and other programmes, networks and organizations. The secretariat facilitates dialogue and communication on the research needs and priorities expressed by Parties to the scientific community and on the most recent and relevant information from the scientific community to Parties.                        

The IPCC has a well established role in the Convention process in communicating scientific research information to the Convention through its assessment reports, special reports and technical papers.

 

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Resources and Updates

Resources for negotiators

SBSTA 44 Conclusions: FCCC/SBSTA/2016/2

pdf-icon Summary Report (2366 kB) of the Eighth meeting of the SBSTA Research Dialogue

 

 
 


 
 
Resources on climate change research and systematic observation related information from external organizations, including IPCC and other relevant programmes.
Calendar of upcoming worldwide climate change science and research related events from external organizations, including on issues of systematic observation.
 
Resources for negotiators
 

SBSTA 44 Conclusions: FCCC/SBSTA/2016/2

See Chronology  for information on all previous SBSTA  sessions

SBSTA 46 will consider research.
The ninth meeting of the research dialogue will take place during SBSTA 46

 



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