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Expert meeting
UNFCCC Side Event: Dialogue with the systematic observation community on activities relevant to the Convention


19:30 - 21:00


Room Torun





18:30-20:00 Wednesday, 13 November 2013, Room Torun
Warsaw, Poland

The event will provide a forum to discuss on-going work on systematic observation under the UNFCCC, and how this work can further contribute to other areas of work under the UNFCCC process, especially in the context of adaptation, such as the National Adaptation Plans, the work of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), the Adaptation Committee, the 2013-2015 review of the adequacy of the long-term global goal and others.

Representatives of group of Parties will be invited to present their views on major needs for data and observations in the context of those work areas; representatives from the observations community will
be invited provide updates on their recent activities and initiatives and how these can address needs identified, especially for implementing adaptation activities on the ground.

Agenda (363 kB)

Agenda and Presentations  

Chair: Mr. Richard Muyungi – Chair of the SBSTA

 Opening and Introduction

Mr. Stefan Roesner,
on behalf of the SBSTA Chair


Mr. Florin Vladu,
Science and Review, Adaptation Programme, UNFCCC secretariat

Systematic observation under the UNFCCC: An overview (1131 kB)

Panel presentations:
Needs and availability for data and systematic observation for adaptation

Mr. Batu Uprety,
Vice-Chair of the LEG, on behalf of the LEG

Needs for data and climate observations emerging in support of the NAPs and the work
by the LEG
 (460 kB)

Mr. Klaus Radunsky,
Member of the Adaptation Committee

Linkages between systematic observation and the work of the Adaptation Committee (351 kB)

Mr. Andreas Fischlin,
Co-facilitator of the Structured Expert Dialogue on the 2013-2015 review

Needs for data and climate observations emerging under the 2013­2015 review(8200 kB)

Mr. Jeremiah Lengoasa,
Deputy Secretary General of the WMO

The Global Framework for Climate Services and how it can support Parties’ national adaptation efforts (839 kB)

 Ms. Carolin Richter,
Director of the GCOS secretariat

Update on recent activities by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) in support of adaptation (1477 kB)

Dialogue with panellists, questions and answers

Closing remarks by the Chair