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OTHER INFORMATION CONSIDERED RELEVANT TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONVENTION. Mahendra Kumar Fiji Workshop on the Use of the Guidelines for the Preparation of National Communications from non-Annex I Parties Port Louis, Mauritius 8-11 April 2003. DECISION 10/CP.2.

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Other information considered relevant to the achievement of the objective of the convention

OTHER INFORMATION CONSIDERED RELEVANT TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONVENTION

Mahendra Kumar

Fiji

Workshop on the Use of the Guidelines for the Preparation of National Communications from non-Annex I Parties

Port Louis, Mauritius

8-11 April 2003


Decision 10 cp 2

DECISION 10/CP.2

  • 15(a) Programmes related to sustainable development, research and systematic observation, education and public awareness, training etc


Experiences from first national communications

EXPERIENCES FROM FIRST NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • FCCC/SBI/2002/15: Paras. 35-39

    • Limited capacities

    • Low level of scientific research and scholarship

    • Low emphasis on climate change education, training and public awareness

    • Lack of integration of CC issues in curricula

    • Lack of awareness and education amongst policy makers and public


Recommendations cge

RECOMMENDATIONS (CGE)

  • Assessment of capacity and needs for RSO education, training and awareness

  • Continuous training of national experts

  • Training to include data & uncertainty analysis, and V&A assessments

  • To implement Decisions 14/CP.4 and 5/CP.5

  • Monitoring systems and technology needs for RSO

  • Strengthen national met services, climate monitoring and disaster management

  • Training for participation in GCOS, GOOS and GTOS


Recommendations cge cont d

RECOMMENDATIONS CGE (cont’d)

Non-Annex 1 Parties should be encouraged to report on their activities and programmes and to identify constraints, gaps and future needs in accordance with Article 5 (FCCC) and Decisions 14/CP.4, 5/CP.5 and guidelines in FCCC/CP/1998/7


Guidelines

GUIDELINES

  • Information on CC research and systematic observation, and participation in national, regional and global networks and systems.

  • Information on research on programmes to mitigate climate change, facilitate adaptation and development of emission factors and activity data.


Rso linkage to 5 cp 5

RSO Linkage to 5/CP.5

  • Invites all Parties to provide detailed reports on systematic observation in accordance with these guidelines, for Parties included in Annex I to the Convention in conjunction with their national communications, pursuant to decision 4/CP.5, and on a voluntary basis for Parties not included in Annex I;


Atmosphere network

GSN

GUAN

GAW

Other

How many stations are the responsibilities of the party?

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11

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How many of those are operating now?

111

11

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How many of those are operating to GCOS standard now?

111

11

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How many expected to be operating in 2005?

111

11

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How many are providing data to international data centres now?

57

4

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ATMOSPHERE NETWORK

Note

GSN: GCOS Surface Network

GUAN: GCOS Upper Air Network

GAW: GCOS Atmosphere Watch

Other: Provide brief details


Ocean observation network

VOS

SOOP

TIDE GUAGES

SFC DRIFTERS

SUB-SFC FLOATS

MOORED BUOYS

ASAP

For how many platforms are the party responsible?

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How many are providing data to

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International centres?

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How many are expected to be operating in 2005?

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OCEAN OBSERVATION NETWORK

Note

VOS: Volunteer Observing Ship

SOOP: Ship of Opportunity Programme

SFC DRIFTERS: Surface Drifters

SUB-SFC: Sub-Surface

ASAP: Automated Shipboard Aerological Programme


Terrestrial observation network

GTN-P

GTN-G

FLUXNET

Other

How many sites are the responsibilities of the Party?

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34

3

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How many of those are operating now?

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34

3

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How many expected to be operating in 2005?

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34

3

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TERRESTRIAL OBSERVATION NETWORK

Note

GTN-P: Global Terrestrial Network-Glaciers

GTN-G: Global Terrestrial Network-Permafrost

FLUXNET: Global Terrestrial Network-Carbon


Annex i guidelines

ANNEX I GUIDELINES

  • Address domestic and international activities, capacity building in DCs

  • Information on GCOS

  • Results of research, modeling etc on impacts of climate change, socio-economic and R&D on mitigation and adaptation technologies

  • National plans and programmes to support ground and space-based observations, data


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