28th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the IAI, Asunción, Paraguay

Asunción, Paraguay (Postponed)

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Agenda and working documents

Agenda Item Document

first day, morning 1st session (8:30-10:00)

Opening of the meeting

  Welcome by the Government of Paraguay No document
  Opening remarks of the Chair of the Executive Council No document
  Opening remarks of the Executive Director No document

Administrative and financial matters

1 Election of the CoP Bureau No document
2 Approval of the agenda

IAI/COP/28/2 English - Spanish

3 Election of Executive Council members No document
4 Approval of the Report of the 27th meeting of the Conference of the Parties IAI/COP/28/4 English - Spanish
5 Election of Credential Committee members No documents

First day, morning 2nd session (10:30-13:00)

Joint Session: Report of the SAC and SPAC on the Science-Policy Workshop Case presentation by Paraguay

First day, afternoon 3rd session (14:00-15:00)


Credentials Committee and Standing Committee for Rules and Procedures

  a. Report of the Credentials Committee No document
  b. Report of the Standing Committee for Rules and Procedures IAI/COP/28/6/b English - Spanish

Financial and Budgetary matters

  a. Annex 1: Overview of the Financial Status for FY 2019-2020 IAI/COP/28/7/a English - Spanish
  b. Annex 2: Core Budget and Country Contributions for FY 2020-2021 and Preliminary request 2021-2023 IAI/COP/28/7/b English - Spanish
  c. Annex 3: Auditors Report IAI/COP/28/7/c  English - Spanish
  d. Annex 4: Report of the Financial and Administrative Committee (FAC) IAI/COP/28/7/d  English - Spanish

First day, afternoon 4th session (15:30-17:30)

Executive Council


Report from the Executive Council
a. EC activities, actions and decisions
b. Issues from the 49th meeting of the EC

c.Approval of recommendations made by EC-49

IAI/COP/28/8 English - Spanish

The Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and the Science Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC)

9 Report of the SAC IAI/COP/28/9 English - Spanish
10 Report of the SPAC IAI/COP/28/10 English - Spanish
11 Election of SAC members Notification 2020/003: English - Spanish
12 Election of SPAC members Notification 2020/004: English - Spanish
13 Decision XXVII/5: Recommendations by the SAC and SPAC on revisions to the IAI Scientific Agenda IAI/COP/28/13 English - Spanish
14 Decision XXVII/13 and Decison XXVII/14: Report By the SAC, SPAC and the IAI Directorate on implementation of the IAI Strategic Plan IAI/COP/28/14 English - Spanish

Institute Research Centers, Affiliated Research Instituions and Associates of the Institute

15 Decision XXVII/7: Report on efforts to increase in the number of Institute Research Centers and Affiliated Research Institutions IAI/COP/28/15 English - Spanish
16 Decision XXVII/8, Decision XXVII/9, Decision XXVII/10 and Decision XXVII/11: Report on invitations to the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute and the Estación Científica COIBA AIP to become Associates of the IAI IAI/COP/28/16 English - Spanish
Second day, morning 5th session (8:30-10:00)

Report of the IAI Directorate


Science report

IAI/COP/28/17  English - Spanish
  a. Decision XXVII/16: Alignment of CRN4 with the Belmont Forum CRA IAI/COP/28/17/a  English - Spanish
  b. Decision XXVII/17: Transdiciplinary research IAI/COP/28/17  /b English - Spanish
18 Capacity building report IAI/COP/28/18 English - Spanish
  a. Decision XXVII/18: Report on implemetation of the IAI Science and Technology Policy (STeP) Fellowships Program IAI/COP/28/18/a English - Spanish
  b. Decision XXVII/19: Report on the IAI Research Internship and Practical Training Program IAI/COP/28/18/b English - Spanish
  c. Decision XXVII/20: Report on the development of the IAI Seed Grant Program IAI/COP/28/18/c English - Spanish

Second day, morning 6th session (10:30-13:00)

19 Global outreach and cooperation IAI/COP/28/19  English - Spanish
  a. Decision XXVII/21: Cooperation with the Green Climate Fund IAI/COP/28/19/a  English - Spanish
  b. Decision XXVII/22: Partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany IAI/COP/28/19/b  English - Spanish
20 Science-Policy IAI/COP/28/X  English - Spanish
  a. Decision XXVII/25: Report on provision of information to Parties, through their focal points, on outcomes and results of IAI scientific projects IAI/COP/28/20/a  English - Spanish
  b. Decision XXVII/26: Identification of priority areas and research needs for policy and decision-making IAI/COP/28/20/b  English - Spanish

Communications and outreach


a. Decision XXVII/27, Decision XXVII/28 and Decision XXVII/29: Special issue on the IAI in a peer reviewed journal

IAI/COP/28/21/a  English - Spanish



a. Report of the Executive Director on fund-raising activities, including implementation of the IAI long-term funding strategy

IAI/COP/28/22/a  English - Spanish

b. Report on the hosting of the and collaboration with the Belmont Forum and efforts to develop a flexible funding mechanism for the Americas (XXVII/30, XXVII/31 and Decision XXVII/32)

IAI/COP/28/22/b  English - Spanish

c. Donors’ session and Party contributions (Program and Project Activities, Core Budget, International collaboration)

IAI/COP/28/22/c  English - Spanish
Second day, afternoon 7th session (14:00-15:30)

Data and information


a. Decision XXVI/34: Report on the project A collaborative South-South regional approach to the promotion and implementation of open science

IAI/COP/28/23/a  English - Spanish

b. Decision XXVII/35: Report on implementation of the IAI open data portal

IAI/COP/28/23/b  English - Spanish
  c. Decision XXVII/36: Partnerships with relevant organizations to eliminate duplication of work and to increase access to open data IAI/COP/28/23/c  English - Spanish

Outstanding items and conclusion of meeting


Determination of the time and venue of the next two regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties, 2020 and 2021

No document
25 Closing remarks (Host Government, Parties, Observers, IAI Directorate) No document


Information documents


IAI/COP/28/Info/2: Standing rules of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research English - Spanish







Decisions of CoP-28

English - Spanish







Postponement of the 28th meeting of the IAI Conference of the Parties, the 49th and 50th meetings of the Executive Council and the 4th Joint meeting of the SAC/SPAC
Ref: IAIUYDIR/2020/005 English - Spanish

Nominations to the SPAC
Ref: IAIUYDIR/2020/004 EnglishSpanish
Nominations to the SAC
Ref: IAIUYDIR/2020/003 English Spanish
Updating National Focal Point information for the issuance of invitations to CoP-28 (Asunción, 2020)
Ref: IAIUYDIR/2020/001 EnglishSpanish - Annex

Venue of and logistical information for the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, the 49th and 50th meetings of the Executive Council and the 4th Joint meeting of the SAC/SPAC
Ref: IAIUYDIR/2019/021 English - Spanish




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