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Research dialogue

Decision 9/CP.11 (FCCC/CP/2005/5/Add.1) lay the foundation for the research dialogue and requested the SBSTA to regularly consider research needs and systematic observation relating to the Convention.

SBSTA 26 (FCCC/SBSTA/2007/4, paragraph 47) agreed to develop and maintain the research dialogue in the context of decision 9/CP.11. Relevant research programmes and organizations were invited to regularly inform the SBSTA of developments in research activities to support 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.

Decision 16/CP.17 (FCCC/CP/2011/9/Add.2) urges Parties, in particular developing country Parties, and invites regional and international research programmes and organizations active in climate change research to utilize the research dialogue as a forum for discussing needs for research and capacity building and conveying research findings and lessons learnt.

Research Dialogue 7, SBSTA 42

Date: Thursday 4 June 2015, 15:00–18:00

Venue: Room Addis Abeba 1-2, World Conference Center Bonn

pdf-icon Information Note (534 kB) by the Chair of the SBSTA

pdf-icon Agenda (210 kB)

Video recording of this event available here.

Part 1: Addressing data and information gaps, including from the IPCC
Presenter and affiliation Presentation
Thomas Stocker
pdf-icon Efforts undertaken to address the information gaps in AR5 (2009 kB)
David Carlson
and on behalf of Future Earth partners DIVERSITAS, IGBP and IHDP
pdf-icon Confronting Urgent Climate Challenges (3343 kB)
Sergio Zelaya
pdf-icon Linkages between Climate Change and Land Degradation (1170 kB)
Masato Mori
pdf-icon Human influence on extreme events: new approach by Probabilistic Event Attribution (2058 kB)
Claas Teichmann
pdf-icon Downscaling of CMIP6 for regional climate modeling: experiences from CORDEX (3724 kB)
Gé Verver
pdf-icon The KNMI Climate Explorer and International Climate Assessment & Dataset (1068 kB)
Part 2: Lessons learned and good practices for knowledge and research capacity building, in particular in developing countries
Presenter and affiliation Presentation
Vera Stercken
pdf-icon Climate knowledge and innovation – research strategies in support of climate policy (1038 kB)
Peter Horvath
pdf-icon Addressing global societal challenges through EU research funding (458 kB)
Adrian Simmons
pdf-icon Some research-related messages from evaluation of the status of the Global Observing System for Climate (1223 kB)
Andrew Matthews
pdf-icon Capacity Development in Developing States in the Asia-Pacific Region: Some of the Issues (1722 kB)
Carlos Fuller
pdf-icon Climate Modelling in the Caribbean (1032 kB)




The Adaptation Exchange

Previous meetings of the research dialogue (RD)
Sixth meeting
SBSTA 40, 7 June 2014

Fifth meeting
SBSTA 38, 4 June 2013

Fourth meeting
SBSTA 36, 19 May 2012

Third meeting
SBSTA 34, 2-3 June 2011

Second meeting
SBSTA 32, 3 June 2010

First meeting
SBSTA 30, 3 June 2009

The following submissions have been received from Parties:

pdf-icon Japan
pdf-icon Latvia and the European Commission on behalf of the European Union and its Member States

The following submissions have been received from observer organizations:

pdf-icon Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)             

 Additional Material

UNCCD Impulse report:
Climate change and desertification: Anticipating, assessing & adapting to future change in drylands

APN submission:
pdf-icon Capacity development in developing states in the Asia-Pacific region: some of the issues (4469 kB)

Presentation by the IAI (in absentia):
pdf-icon Lessons learned and good practices for knowledge and research capacity building in the Americas (700 kB)