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
(a) Discussing needs for climate change research and research-related capacity-building, particularly those
of developing countries, to support the work of the Convention;
(b) Conveying research findings and lessons learned from activities undertaken by regional and
international research programmes and organizations of relevance to the Convention.