At its 24th session, the SBSTA noted the need for enhancing two-way communication and cooperation between Parties and regional and international climate change research programmes to meet the research needs of the Convention. It agreed to explore how it might facilitate a more effective dialogue between Parties and those research programmes, in the context of decision 9/CP.11. To further facilitate the development of the dialogue, it asked the secretariat to organize, at the 26th session of the SBSTA, a meeting for an informal discussion among Parties, and to invite representatives of regional and international climate change research programmes and the IPCC to participate.
In its second submission, at SBSTA-26 in 2007, the IAI highlighted synergies with the Ibero-American Network for Climate Change Offices (or Red Iberoamericana de Oficinas de Cambio Climático, RIOCC). Sixteen IAI member countries in Latin America are also RIOCC members.
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