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The foundation for the research dialogue was given in decision 9/CP.11 on research needs relating to the Convention, which stipulated an enhanced communication between Parties and the scientific community, and requested the SBSTA to regularly consider research needs and systematic observation relating the Convention. The objective of such communication is two-fold:

  • To inform Parties about on-going and planned activities of regional and international climate change research programmes and organizations, and
  • To communicate Parties' views on research needs and priorities to the scientific community.

In response to this request, the SBSTA initiated a dialogue on research needs under the Convention between Parties and regional and international climate change research programmes and organizations. At SBSTA 26 it was agreed to develop and maintain such dialogue in the context of decision 9/CP.11, and relevant research programmes and organizations were invited to regularly inform the SBSTA of developments in research activities relevant to the needs of the Convention, including: emerging scientific findings, research planning activities, research priorities and gaps, research capacity building activities particularly in developing countries, regional climate change research networks and relevant communication issues (see FCCC/SBSTA/2007/4, para 47(f)).


Sixth meeting of the research dialogue at SBSTA 40 (RD6)

Date: 7 June 2014, 15:00-18:00 PM

Venue: Maritim Hotel, Bonn, Germany

pdf-icon Agenda (184 kB)

Webcast of the research dialogue

pdf-icon Summary report by the Chair (98 kB)

Recent Developments in Global Climate Information
Presenter and Affiliation Presentation
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) pdf-icon Tropical Dry Forest Resilience and Water Use Efficiency
Tropical dry forests: barometers of climate change
(1571 kB)
Sybil Seitzinger, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) / Vladimir Ryabinin, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) pdf-icon Emerging research findings: Extreme events (978 kB)

Carolin Richter, Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)

pdf-icon Report from the Joint GCOS/ Global Observation for Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) Workshop on 'Observations for Climate Change Mitigation' (761 kB)
Masahide Kimoto, Japan pdf-icon New approaches in climate prediction for better adaptation: near-term prediction and high-resolution ensembles (2315 kB)
Emerging Scientific Findings: The Polar Regions
Presenter and Affiliation  Presentation
Paul Hezel, IPCC pdf-icon IPCC WGI findings on the polar regions: warming and polar amplification, permafrost, and sea ice changes (4966 kB)
Hans-Otto Pörtner, IPCC pdf-icon IPCC WGII findings on the polar regions: ecosystem impacts of ocean warming and acidification (2798 kB)
Jeremy Wilkinson, British Antarctic Survey pdf-icon Arctic Change: A need for multi-sector collaboration (1217 kB)
Sybil Seitzinger, IGBP, on behalf of DIVERSITAS Integrated biodiversity and climate scenarios
Needs for Climate Change Research and Developments in Research-related Capacity Building
Presenter and Affiliation Presentation
Renate Christ, IPCC pdf-icon Knowledge gaps identified in AR5 (504 kB)
Carlos Fuller, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) pdf-icon Caribbean Regional Climate Centre (383 kB)
Serena Pontoglio, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation pdf-icon Climate change research & innovation in the Horizon 2020 programme (940 kB)
Andrew Matthews, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) pdf-icon New capacity building programme for APN (2844 kB)


Previous meetings of the research dialogue

Fifth meeting of the research dialogue (SBSTA 38, 4 June 2013)

Fourth meeting of the research dialogue (SBSTA 36, 19 May 2012)

Third meeting of the research dialogue (SBSTA 34, 2-3 June 2011)

Second meeting of the research dialogue (SBSTA 32, 3 June 2010)

First meeting of the research dialogue (SBSTA 30, 3 June 2009)

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