Upcoming negotiations

Systematic observation will be considered at SBSTA 49 (1- 8 December 2018), during the Katowice Climate Change Conference (02 - 14 December 2018).

Main SBSTA 49 webpages available here

SBSTA 49 Agenda item 6: Research and systematic observation             

Information note by the SBSTA Chair

Systematic Observation at the forty-ninth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

Submissions to SBSTA*

Submissions on Earth Information Day

In advance of SBSTA 49, Parties are invited to submit their "views on the Earth Information Day and organization by the secretariat of similar events." (see FCCC/SBSTA/2016/4, paragraph 44)

Submissions received from:

Statements made at opening SBSTA plenary

  • IPCC
  • WMO

Statements, submissions and reports to SBSTA from IGOs


Statement: Progress by CEOS and CGMS on Coordinated Response to UNFCCC Needs for Global Observations

Space agency report in support of the Paris Agreement


Statement: Report on progress


Statement: Update of activities since its participation at the 10th meeting of the research dialogue


Statement on status and progress of climate science


WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate 2018

WMO Annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

WMO submission to SBSTA 49: Outcomes of the Seventieth session of the WMO Executive Council with updates on other WMO activities with respect to UNFCCC and implementation of the Paris

Progress on the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)

* All submissions are also available here 

Further relevant documents


The GCOS report by its Task Team on the Paris Agreement on Systematic Observations and the Paris Agreement

The GCOS-WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Pacific region observing network plan

Tenth meeting of the
Research Dialogue (RD 10)

Summary report

Summary report - Overview (2 pages)


Transformative Climate Action: from Observations to Science to Services. Policy Brief

English | French | Arabic | Spanish | Russian | Chinese



CEOS: Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CGMS: Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
GCOS: Global Climate Observing System
IAI: Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
WCRP: World Climate Research Programme
WMO: World Meteorological Organization