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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 • 15(a) Programmes related to sustainable development, research and systematic observation, education and public awareness, training etc
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) • 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) 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 • 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 • 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;
GSN GUAN GAW Other How many stations are the responsibilities of the party? 111 11 - - How many of those are operating now? 111 11 - - How many of those are operating to GCOS standard now? 111 11 - - How many expected to be operating in 2005? 111 11 - - How many are providing data to international data centres now? 57 4 - - ATMOSPHERE NETWORK Note GSN : GCOS Surface Network GUAN : GCOS Upper Air Network GAW : GCOS Atmosphere Watch Other : Provide brief details
VOS SOOP TIDE GUAGES SFC DRIFTERS SUB-SFC FLOATS MOORED BUOYS ASAP For how many platforms are the party responsible? - - - - - - - How many are providing data to - - - - - - - International centres? - - - - - - - How many are expected to be operating in 2005? - - - - - - - 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
GTN-P GTN-G FLUXNET Other How many sites are the responsibilities of the Party? - 34 3 - How many of those are operating now? - 34 3 - How many expected to be operating in 2005? - 34 3 - TERRESTRIAL OBSERVATION NETWORK Note GTN-P : Global Terrestrial Network-Glaciers GTN-G : Global Terrestrial Network-Permafrost FLUXNET : Global Terrestrial Network-Carbon
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