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DRAFT REPORT OF THE 26TH SESSION OF THE IPCC
1. OPENING OF THE SESSION
Mr. R.K. Pachauri, the Chair of the IPCC, called the Session to order at 10:00 hours on Friday, 4 May 2007.
Mr. Pungbun Na Ayudhya, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,
Government of Thailand, welcomed all the delegates and called on partnerships and collaboration to address
climate change, as well as a better understanding of social and economic dimensions of mitigation and
Mr. David Goodrich, Representative of WMO, thanked all authors of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report,
the IPCC Chair and Working Group Co-chairs for their important contributions. He stressed that the three
Working Group reports contain extremely important information for decision makers, and was looking
forward to the release of the Synthesis Report in November 2007. He reaffirmed WMO's commitments to
Mr. Pachauri expressed IPCC's gratitude to the Government of Thailand for hosting the 9th Session of WG3
and 26th Session of the IPCC. He briefed knowledge advances in the Fourth Assessment Report than in the
Third Assessment Report. He called on Asia-Pacific Partnership on Climate Change including capacity
building in regional research on climate change and coping with the rapid development in Asia.
The Agenda as approved is attached as Annex 1. The list of participants is attached as Annex 6.
2. APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT REPORT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SESSION
The Panel approved the draft report of IPCC-25 with a minor editorial change.
3. IPCC PROGRAMME AND BUDGET FOR 2008-2010
The Deputy Secretary introduced the budget document containing the status of the IPCC Trust Fund for 2006
and budget proposals for 2008 to 2010. The Chair requested the Financial Task Team (FiTT), co-chaired by
Mr. Marc Gillet and Mr. Zhenlin Chen, to consider budgetary issues and to report back to the Panel for a
FiTT met once and presented a budget for 2008, a forecast budget for 2009 and an indicative budget for 2010,
as well as a draft decision for consideration by the Panel. In view of the agreement reached under agenda
item 6, further work on emission scenarios, the Panel approved a budget in 2008 for translation and
publication of the summary of the meeting report on benchmark concentration scenarios, an outcome of the
expert meeting to be held in September 2007.
The Panel agreed to translate the Technical Paper on Climate Change and Water into all UN languages, but
decided to revisit the issue at IPCC-27 when a detailed cost estimate is available.
The Panel noted the TFI request for flexibility for contingency in the budget of 2007 to organize a scoping
meeting if SBSTA-26 so requests.
The Chair noted the request to increase the budget for outreach, and agreed to review the justification for
budget increase for outreach at IPCC-27 in Valencia.
The Chair informed that the contributions received for 2007 so far are much less than those of the same
period in 2006. He reiterated his strong wish to hand over to the next Bureau at least the same amount that
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