22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

9-11 November, 2004 | New Delhi, India



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Highlights for Thursday, 11 November 2004

Opening Session

The 22nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met for its final day on Thursday. Delegates discussed IPCC election procedures and adopted a decision on the IPCC programme and budget for 2005-8. Participants also discussed IPCC outreach and, after continued debate, adopted a decision on scope, content and process for a Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Synthesis Report. Contact groups on outreach, on scope, content and process for an AR4 Synthesis Report and on the IPCC programme and budget also met. The meeting ended at 6:26 PM.

The ENB summary report of IPCC-22 will be available here on Saturday, 13 November.


MORNING SESSION

Rajendra K. Pachauri (India)
IPCC Chair Rajendra K. Pachauri (India) leads participants in discussion and debate on numerous agenda items.
Thelma Krug (Brazil), Bert Metz (Netherlands), and Ogunlade Davidson (Sierra Leone)
Thelma Krug, Co-Chair of Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (Brazil), and Working Group III Co-Chairs Bert Metz (Netherlands) and Ogunlade Davidson (Sierra Leone) discuss matters at the start of morning session.
Italian Delegation
Sergio Castellari, Maria Michela Morese and Filippo Giorgi of Italy confer.
Marc Gillet (France)
Marc Gillet (France) presents the work of the Financial Task Team.
David Warrilow (United Kingdom)
David Warrilow (United Kingdom) reviews Rules of Procedure for elections to the Bureau.
Tana Lowen Stratton (Canada) and Sergio Castellari (Italy)
Tana Lowen Stratton (Canada) and Sergio Castellari (Italy) confer.

AFTERNOON SESSION

Shawkat Ali Mirza (Bangladesh)
On the content of the Synthesis Report, Shawkat Ali Mirza (Bangladesh) asks that agriculture be included in the consideration of climate change and its impact.
Jesper Gundermann (Denmark)
Jesper Gundermann (Denmark) intervenes regarding the Synthesis Report.
Bernard Gomez (The Gambia)
Regarding scenarios on climate change impacts, Bernard Gomez (The Gambia) takes issue with the use of "near and long term," saying it could lead to confusion for policy makers.
Yuri A. Izrael (Russia)
IPCC Vice-Chair Yuri A. Izrael (Russia) urges the use of the word "stabilization" in the outline for the Synthesis Report.
Trigg Talley (United States)
Trigg Talley (United States) intervenes regarding the content of the Synthesis Report.
Renate Christ (IPCC Secretary) and Eduardo Calvo (Peru)
Eduardo Calvo (Peru) bids IPCC Secretary Renate Christ farewell at the end of the session.

AROUND IPCC-22

Birama Diarra (Mali), Traore Abdoul-Karim (Niger), Lihnu E. Akeh (Nigeria) and Samuel Ojo Gbuyiro (Nigeria)
Birama Diarra (Mali), Traore Abdoul-Karim (Niger), Lihnu E. Akeh (Nigeria) and Samuel Ojo Gbuyiro (Nigeria).
Lunch Outdoors
Delegates enjoy an outdoor luncheon.
Photographic Participant
Lights off for projection of an outline for the Synthesis Report.
Participant with camera
Cameras seem to be...
Participant with camera
...everywhere!

Happy Diwali from New Delhi!



Links

IPCC homepage and meeting documents for the 22nd session of the IPCC
National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme
IPCC Working Group I: The Physical Basis of Climate Change
IPCC Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
IPCC Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change
The IPCC Data Distribution Center
ENB coverage of climate change meetings, including COP-9
ENB coverage of IPCC 18th Plenary session
UNFCCC homepage

 

 

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