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WMO at UNFCCC/COP19, Warsaw, Poland

11 - 22 November 2013

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WMO is building on its success at previous sessions of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Conference for Climate Change (UNFCCC) by participating in COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, from 11 to 22 November 2013.

The Organization will organize a number of Press Conferences as well as a side event, jointly with other UN partner agencies under the “UN Delivering as One” initiative and climate-related sponsored programmes.

The WMO joint exhibition booth with the Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGWE) will showcase the role of climate sciences in the work of the UNFCCC. Recent relevant publications will be available at the booth.

At COP19 WMO will be involved in the following activities:

11 November

  • Opening of COP19, CMP 9 (Morning)
  • Opening of SBSTA, SBI and ADP (Afternoon)
  • WMO Statement on IBCS-1

12 November

  • Opening of ADP
  • SBSTA–IPCC special event on Working Group I contributions to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) entitled “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis”, 1.15–2.45 p.m.
  • Contribution to the Programme of Loss and Damages (SBI)
  • Contribution to the Nairobi Work Programme
  • Contribution to Capacity Building, education and training under the Convention (SBI)
  • Contribution to the Programme of LDCs (SBI)

13 November

  • WMO Press Conference "Statement on the Status of Climate in 2013"
  • Dialogue with the systematic observation community on activities relevant to the Convention from 6.30–8.00 p.m.

14 November

  • Side event "Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) from Concept to Country Implementation: Successes and Barriers", organized by FAO, IFAD, WFP and WMO in Room 3 from 1.15–2.45 p.m.
  • PROVIA- Responding to the adaptation challenge- Japanese Pavilion- 13h30-16h30

15 November

  • Side event "UNFCCC/PROVIA: National Adaptation Planning Guidance Tools" 3.00–4.30 p.m.
  • Complementarity of PROVIA Guidance for Assessing Climate Change- Room 1- 15h00-16h30

16 November

  • Addressing Climate Change through Education and Public Awareness, 1.15–2.45 p.m.
  • Closure of SBSTA
  • Closure of SBI
  • Side event "Mapping Population Vulnerability and Resilience for Adaptation", organized by UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNU and WMO in Room 2 from 1.15–2.45 p.m.

18 November

  • Ocean Acidification – the Other CO2 Problem, organized by CSU's Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, IAEA, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UNESCO, IOC-UNESCO and WMO in Room 4 from 1.15–2.45 p.m.

19 November

  • Gender and climate change: Vision 50/50, 11:30- 13.00
  • High-Level Segment will run from 19 (p.m.) to 22 November
  • HLCEB side event
  • Side event entitled "The UN System as a Catalyst for Climate Action: Promoting Sustainable Low-Carbon Development" from 1.15–2.45 p.m.

20 November

  • Side event "National Adaptation Plans (NAP) Challenges and Opportunities for Climate-Resilient Development" from 1.15–2.45 p.m.
  • "Mobilizing Climate Action for a Sustainable and Equitable Future: Role for the Youth, Civil Society, Governments and Other Groups in Realizing an Ambitious 2015 International Climate Agreement" by DPI, FAO, ILO, IPCC, IPU, TUNZA, UNEP, UN-Women, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNITAR, UNU, WHO, WMO, YOUNGO and other interested UN system organizations in Room 3 from 1.15–2.45 p.m.

21 November

  • "The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN): Enhancing the Development and Transfer of Technologies", 1.15–2.45 p.m.
  • "IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – A User's Perspective on the Working Group I Contribution", 1.15–2.45 p.m.


Submission of Documents, Statements and other activities

  1. A general document on four areas, data and observations, capacity building, research and adaptation
  2. A brief report on the IBCS-1 and its outcomes
  3. WMO formal report(s) and statements to SBSTA 39 on the outcome of IBCS-1



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