United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Since 2005, the IAI is an observer intergovernmental organization (IGO) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The IAI has participated in the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to contribute to a better understanding of the science behind climate change and to issues under discussion in the UNFCCC process.
Article 5 of the Convention on “Research and Systematic Observation” calls on UNFCCC Parties to support and develop international and intergovernmental programs and organizations aimed at defining, conducting, assessing and financing research, data collection and systematic observation. “The SBSTA shall provide advice on scientific programs, international cooperation in research and development related to climate change, as well as on ways and means of supporting endogenous capacity-building in developing countries”.
- The IAI and partners @ COP-22
The side-event was held on November 7th, in Marrakesh
- IAI at UNFCCC 8th Research Dialogue of SBSTA-44
IAI participated in the UNFCCC Eighth Research Dialogue (RD8) of SBSTA-44 in Bonn, Germany. IAI has been one of the trusted contributing organizations since the first UNFCCC Research Dialogues 10 years ago.
- Paris rings in our common low carbon future
Ambitious actions, a one and a half degrees temperature limit, moving targets as nations develop their capacities to address climate change, actions and monitoring using the best science available, and a strong support for adaptation, particularly for developing countries. Good News indeed! (read more)
- COP-21 FROM SCIENCE TO POLICY: Contributions from science to the management of water resources, biodiversity and climate change
The challenge of using scientific information for decision making: experiences of the project on Global changes and coffee in Mesoamerica
- IAI's submission to SBSTA-42: Views on providing information on lessons learned and good practices for knowledge and research capacity-building, in particular in developing countries
In response to the invitation by SBSTA to provide lessons learned and good practices for knowledge and research capacity-building, in particular in developing countries, considering information presented at past research dialogues and workshops, the IAI presents in this submission some examples, from an institutional perspective and conclusions from a few of its investigators.
- The IAI and CBD at the UNFCCC COP-20 in Lima, Peru
The Lima 2014 Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change and the Statement of the Conference of the Parties of the IAI to UNFCCC CoP-20 on climate change adaptation in Latin America
- SBSTA 40 Research dialogue on recent developments in global climate information
At SBSTA-40, in June 2014, Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa presented emerging data from the Tropi-Dry network, which links forest phenological changes to climate change, particularly changes in precipitation. Although dry forests…
- Workshop on technical and scientific aspects of ecosystems with high-carbon reservoirs not covered by other agenda items under the Convention
24–25 October 2013 in Bonn, Germany
The workshop provided a young researcher from the Tropi-Dry network, Sandra Duran, an opportunity to highlight the role of biodiversity in maintaining carbon stocks. Changes in biodiversity may influence carbon gains and losses in an ecosystem…
- Research dialogue of SBSTA-38 on emissions and removals from terrestrial ecosystems of greenhouse gases
The IAI contribution was prepared in response to an invitation by SBSTA-37 to provide information on emissions and removals from terrestrial ecosystems of greenhouse gases, with a view to identifying and quantifying the impact of human activities. Tropical Dry Forests (TDFs) are one of the less understood
- Technical and scientific aspects of emissions and removals of all greenhouse gases from coastal and marine ecosystems
In response to the invitation by SBSTA-35 requesting information on the technical and scientific aspects of emissions by sources, removals by sinks and reservoirs of all greenhouse gases from coastal and marine ecosystems (mangroves, tidal salt marshes, wetlands and seagrass meadows), IAI’s submission (page 40) to OSACT-36 (May 2012) puso de relieve resultados recientes de […]
- Blue carbon research: biological, physical, chemical processes in oceanic carbon sinks and sources
In December 2011, the IAI hosted a side-event during COP-17 in Durban, South Africa on “Blue carbon research: biological, physical, chemical processes in oceanic carbon sinks and sources”. Based on IAI research in the South Atlantic…
- SBSTA 34 Workshop on Research
In 2011, a UNFCCC workshop on Research was held in conjunction with SBSTA 34. Researcher Esteban Jobbagy (Argentina)…
- CoP-16 IAI's side event on climate change research
At SBSTA-33, held during COP-16 in Cancun, Mexico, the IAI participated in a side-event on climate change research…
- Research dialogue of SBSTA-32
The research dialogue held during SBSTA-32 allowed more time for in-depth
- SBSTA-30: document on biofuels and carbon balance
At SBSTA-30, in June 2009, the IAI presented a document summarizing the progress of its IDRC funded network on “Land-use change, biofuels and rural development in the La Plata Basin” and a discussion paper on critical issues and trade-offs between the use of biofuel and sustainable land use…
- Informal discussion on developments in research activities relevant to the needs of the Convention
At SBSTA-28, in June 2008, the IAI organized a joint side event with the Asia Pacific Network (APN) on “Building joint capacities in science and policy sectors for environmental decision making”
- Informal discussion on a more effective dialogue between Parties and regional and international climate change research programmes and organizations in the context of decision 9/CP.11
In its second submission, at SBSTA-26 in 2007, the IAI highlighted synergies with RIOCC, the Ibero-American Network for Climate Change Offices (or Red Iberoamericana de Oficinas de Cambio Climático).
- Special side event on Research Needs relating to the Convention
In 2006, at SBSTA 24, the IAI provided a summary report on its science program and contributed to a synthesis document which stressed the need for countries to work more closely with institutions such as IAI…
- SBSTA 24: Research needs and priorities relating to the Convention
In 2006, at SBSTA 24, the IAI provided a summary report on its science program and contributed to a synthesis document which stressed the need for countries to work more closely with institutions such as IAI, to identify specific projects which enhance research capacity, data access and the development of data products appropriate to the limited computational and data management resources in developing and transition economy countries.
Meeting agenda and presentations