UNFCCC

UNations

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”.

Both “Research and Systematic Observation” have regularly been on the agenda of the SBSTA since its seventeenth session.

Statement of the Conference of the Parties of the IAI to the UNFCCC CoP-20, on climate change adaptation in Latin America

“The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), as an intergovernmental treaty organization of 19 countries in the Americas...

Read More

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...

Read More

Research dialogue of SBSTA-32

The research dialogue held during SBSTA-32...

Read More

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...

Read More

UNFCCC COP-24 side-event: Achieving the SDGs in a 1.5 degree warmer world

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 13:15-14:45, Room Wisla Katowice, Poland

Read More

Bonn Climate Change Conference

30 April to 10 May 2018, Bonn, Germany

Read More

Tackling climate change: the role for regional organizations at the UNFCCC

Interview with Dr. Omar Defeo at Climate Action Studio SB48

Read More

The IAI and partners @ COP-22

On November 7th, in Marrakesh a group of scientists convened by IAI...

Read More

CBD and IAI at the UNFCCC COP-20 in Lima, Peru

Lima 2014 Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change, from Science to Policy.

Read More

The IAI and CBD at the UNFCCC COP-20 in Lima, Peru

The Lima 2014 Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Read More

The Lima 2014 Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Gabriel Quijandria, Assistant Minister for Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment, Peru and Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of CBD, signed the Lima 2014 Declaration on Biodiversity and Climate Change, from Science to Policy

Read More

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....

Read More

CoP-16 IAI’s side event on climate change research

The IPCC, in its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), identified a number of areas in which additional knowledge is needed, among them extreme climatic events such as hurricanes.

Read More

SBSTA-30: document on biofuels and carbon balance

At SBSTA-30, in June 2009, the IAI document MISC.5 FCCC/SBSTA/2009/...

Read More

SBSTA 34 Workshop on Research

In 2011, a UNFCCC Workshop on Research was held in conjunction with SBSTA 34...

Read More

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

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...

Read More

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...

Read More