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was left from the Third Assessment period. He said a letter asking for contributions to the Trust Fund would
be sent to governments.
The Panel adopted the decision on the future IPCC Programme and Budget and the budget for 2008, and
noted the forecast budget for 2009 and indicative budget for 2010, which are attached as Annex 2.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF THE ACTIONS TAKEN AT THE TENTH SESSION OF WORKING
GROUP I, THE EIGHTH SESSION OF WORKING GROUP II AND THE NINTH SESSION
OF WORKING GROUP III
The Chair introduced relevant procedures of this step and presented the Summaries for Policymakers of the
three Working Groups which have been approved in their respective Sessions.
Tuvalu asked whether the footnoting of that delegation's views on Paragraph 15 in the Working Group III
SPM regarding findings of Chapter 9 of the underlining report should be recorded in the Report of the Panel
as well, but was assured that this is not required as it was raised and agreed at the Plenary Session of
Working Group III.
The Panel accepted the actions taken at the three respective Working Group Sessions.
5. IPCC TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Chair presented the recommendations of the task group established by the Panel at its 25th Session which
concluded that the current terms of reference serve the IPCC well. He suggested that he would inform the
15th WMO Congress about the review carried out by the IPCC and the conclusion reached by the Panel that
no revisions of the IPCC terms of reference were necessary at present, but that they might be required in the
future, as climate change is a rapidly evolving process.
The Panel approved the proposal without amendments as attached in Annex 3.
6. FURTHER WORK OF THE IPCC ON EMISSION SCENARIOS
The Chair informed that the Steering Committee on Scenarios established after IPCC-25 had been preparing
for the expert meeting, which would take place from 19-22 September 2007, in the Netherlands. He
introduced a proposal to prepare a few benchmark concentration scenarios instead of a Technical Paper on
Benchmark Emission Scenarios, as requested by the Panel at its 25th Session, to accommodate the evolving
requests from the science community, and asked for a decision by the Panel.
All countries taking the floor supported the proposal and made the following suggestions:
* Broader sponsorship with other organizations such as WCRP and IGBP including joint publication of
the meeting report and leadership by the science community
* Participation of experts from developing countries and geographical balance
* Consistencies between concentration scenarios and emission scenarios, and between the working group
reports and the expert meeting report
* Broader user communities, including other research communities and governments, and needs of
developing country research communities
* To arrange for translation and dissemination of the meeting report, as this would be an IPCC Supporting
Material, but subject to peer review
The Chair, assisted by Mr. Leo Meyer, head of the Working Group III Technical Support Unit, addressed
and clarified the above concerns, including peer review, but not IPCC review of the meeting report, the role
of the Steering Committee, broader sponsorship and participation. He acknowledged the importance of
translation of the meeting report and agreed that the IPCC Trust Fund take the budgetary implication for
translation of the summary of the meeting report in 2008.
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