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With these clarifications, the Panel approved the Chair's proposal and its inclusion of translation of the
summary of the meeting report on benchmark concentration scenarios as its decision attached in Annex 4.
7. ADMISSION OF OBSERVER ORGANIZATIONS
The Chair presented the document on observer organizations. He informed that IPCC has on its list 24 UN
bodies and organizations as participating organizations, and requested the Panel to consider acceptance of the
28 organizations that have been reviewed by the Bureau at its 36th Session in March 2007, including
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
After a clarification about the Policy and Process, the Panel accepted all the 28 organizations as observers of
the IPCC, and noted the 24 UN bodies and organizations as participating organizations. A list of these
organizations accepted by the Panel is attached as Annex-5.
8. FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME OF THE IPCC TASK FORCE ON NATIONAL
GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES (TFI)
Mr. Taka Hiraishi, TFI Co-Chair, introduced the future work programme of the Task Force and proposed a
contingency budget item to organize a scoping meeting in 2007 on emissions from deforestation, if SBSTA-
26 so requests.
The Panel noted this request and the Chair suggested addressing it at IPCC-27 in Valencia.
9. PROGRESS REPORTS
Ms. Susan Salomon, Co-Chair of Working Group I, reported on outreach activities after approval and
acceptance of the WG I report, and informed that copy-editing and layout of the full report had been
completed and that a pre-publication version is available on the Working Group I website.
Mr. Geoff Love, Vice-Chair of Working Group II reported progress on preparation of the Technical Paper on
Climate Change and Water and informed that the draft would be ready for Expert/Government review in
Mr. Olav Hohmeyer and Mr. Eduardo Calvo, Vice-Chairs of Working Group III informed that a scoping
meeting on a possible Special Report on Renewable Energy is scheduled for January 2008, as decided at
IPCC-25, and on planned outreach activities as well as engagement in the scenarios process.
The Chair informed that preparation of the SYR is on schedule, and that the draft will be adjusted to reflect
changes made to the Working Group III report.
France, Belgium, Germany and Spain informed that they had undertaken unofficial translations of the AR4
SPMs into French, Dutch, German and Spanish. The Chair requested coordination with the Secretariat and
made it clear that these were not official translations.
Regarding progress of the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Assessment
(TGICA), Mr. David Wratt, Vice-Chair of Working Group I, informed that the TGICA Expert Meeting on
Regional Climate Change and Response Options will be held in Nadi, Fiji, from 20-22 June 2007, after the
13th Session of TGICA. He said these meetings would be associated with AR4 regional outreach activities.
The Chair informed the Panel about the IPCC outreach activities and matters related to UNFCCC.
10. OTHER BUSINESS
The Chair presented to the Panel a proposal by the Government of Venezuela to replace Dr. Maria Martelo
with Dr. Miriam Diaz, both from Venezuela, and asked for consideration of the Panel. Some delegates
questioned the reason for this replacement and whether that was in compliance with Rule 12 of the Election
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