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Expert meeting
UNFCCC side event at COP17: Funding for climate observations


19:30 - 21:00


room Hex River, ICC Durban




South Africa

1 December 2011, Durban, South Africa

The objective of this side event was to illustrate how observations for climate in developing countries are funded, including in the context of the GEF, the GCOS Cooperation Mechanisms and others, and discuss existing needs as well as potential options for further strengthening the funding for climate observations. 

Chair: Stefan Rösner, Germany

Agenda (94 kB)


 UNFCCC secretariat (by Ms. Rocio Lichte)

Opening remarks (114 kB)

Adrian Simmons, Chair of the GCOS Steering Committee

Requirements for the improvement of climate observation (1802 kB)

Bonizella Biagini, Head, Climate Change and Adaptation Strategy and Operations, GEF

Options for funding of climate observations under the current GEF portfolio (1384 kB)  

Joseph Daniel Insitful, UNDP Africa Adaptation Programme

Examples of experiences, challenges and success stories from implemented and on-going projects and initiatives on climate observations (1141 kB)  

For further information, see document FCCC/SBI/2011/INF.10 on support provided to developing country Parties and activities undertaken to strengthen existing and, where needed, establish national and regional systematic observation and monitoring networks.