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13 April
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Twenty-Eighth Session of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

9-10 April 2008 | Budapest, Hungary
Tribute to Bert Bolin, founding Chair of the IPCC
Daily highlights
Wednesday, 9 April - Thursday, 10 April

Highlights for Wednesday, 9 April 2008

The IPCC opened its 28th session by paying tribute to the late Bert Bolin, founding Chair of the IPCC, who passed away on 30 December 2007.

Delegates addressed the future of the IPCC, including the structure of the Working Groups and the cycle between comprehensive assessments, and heard a presentation on new scenarios for analysis of emissions, climate change, impacts, and response strategies and their relation to the timing of the AR5.

The Panel decided to prepare a Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and to continue the work of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) and the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA).

Discussions will continue on Thursday, 10 April 2008.
Daily highlights
Wednesday, 9 April - Thursday, 10 April

Related Links
IPCC resources
Meeting’s website
Provisional annotated agenda
Draft Report of the 27th Session
Scoping Paper - IPCC Special Report, Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation
Progress Report on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme
IPCC Observer Organizations
IPCC Programme and Budget
Future of the IPCC, Synthesis of Comments
Further work on scenarios, Report from the IPCC Expert meeting towards new scenarios
Future of the IPCC - Compiled comments from Governments, Authors, Organizations and Bureau members
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4)

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