Research dialogue

Decision 9/CP.11 (FCCC/CP/2005/5/Add.1) lay the foundation for the research dialogue. Based on this decision, SBSTA 26 invited relevant research programmes and organizations 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 (FCCC/SBSTA/2007/4, paragraph 47).

Decision 16/CP.17 (FCCC/CP/2011/9/Add.2) recognized the success of the research dialogue and the need for it to continue. Parties, in particular developing country Parties, and regional and international research programmes and organizations active in climate change research should use the research dialogue as a forum for:

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

Meetings of the research dialogue


Tenth meeting (RD 10), SBSTA 48

3 May 2018

Ninth meeting (RD 9), SBSTA 46

10 May 2017

Eighth meeting (RD 8), SBSTA 44

19 May 2016

Seventh meeting (RD 7), SBSTA 42

4 June 2015

Sixth meeting, SBSTA 40

7 June 2014

Fifth meeting, SBSTA 38

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