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DRAFT REPORT OF THE 30th SESSION OF THE IPCC
Antalya, Turkey, 21-23 April 2009
1. OPENING OF THE SESSION
The Session was held at the Miracle Hotel in Antalya, at the kind invitation of the Government of Turkey.
Mr Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, called the Session to order at 10:30 hours on 21 April 2009. He
expressed IPCC's gratitude to the Government of Turkey for hosting the 30th Session of the IPCC, and
identified the challenges that the Panel should tackle for the completion of the Fifth Assessment Report.
Mr Love, on behalf of WMO Secretary General, highlighted the role of the IPCC in representing the
consensus of the scientific community and the importance of its messages for policy-makers. He stressed the
importance of good observation data, which is one of the main responsibilities of WMO, and presented his
expectations for the upcoming World Climate Conference 3, to be held in Geneva on 31 August -
4 September 2009.
Mr Gilruth, on behalf of UNEP Executive Director, presented AR4 as a global milestone which has brought
climate change on top of the world's agenda. One of UNEP's major objectives is to translate IPCC findings
into concrete measures and implement them in various regions of the world. The nomination of Dr Joseph
Alcamo in the new post of chief scientist should strengthen the scientific credibility and impartiality of
UNEP's actions in the domain of climate change.
Mr Vladu, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, stressed the role of IPCC in support of the
Climate Change Convention, particularly important during this year of intense negotiations leading to the
Copenhagen Conference in December 2009.
Mr Eroglu, Turkish Minister of Environment and Forestry, extended the warm welcome of the Government
of Turkey, and expressed his appreciation of the work of the Panel and his best wishes for the success of the
meeting. He summarized the steps taken by his country with respect to the prevention, adaptation to and
mitigation of the effects of climate change, and indicated that Turkey has recently prepared its first National
Communication, as a Party to the Kyoto Protocol.
2. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA AND OF THE DRAFT REPORT OF THE 29TH SESSION
The proposed provisional agenda was approved (attached as Annex 1). The list of participants is attached as
The draft report of the 29th Session was approved, subject to a few minor corrections which are included in
the final version (attached as Annex 2).
3. FUTURE OF THE IPCC
IPCC Vice-Chair Mr van Ypersele introduced document IPCC-XXX/Doc. 10 and referred also to documents
IPCC-XXVIII/INF.1, INF.1/Add.1 and IPCC-XXVIII/Doc.7 considered at the 28th Session, Budapest April
2008. Mr Field, Co-Chair of Working Group II presented specific suggestions aimed to better address
regional issues in the Working Group II report.
The Chair invited comments on matters relevant for the scoping of the AR5 as matter of priority. In their
interventions governments highlighted various issues of importance including regional matters, developing
country participation, use of grey literature and scientific technical literature in all languages, cross cutting
matters, appropriate timing for addressing issues of integration and synthesis, the amount of guidance
required before the scoping meeting in Venice, and whether and when to convene a scoping meeting for the
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