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The Panel felt that much greater attention is required to improve the treatment of regional issues. The
scoping meeting should take note of the proposal presented by the IPCC Vice-Chair Mr van Ypersele as well
as other options to improve the treatment of regional issues as it develops the Working Group outlines. The
scoping meeting should also consider options for a more detailed regional division.
The Panel encourages all TSU's to formalize agreements such as the one set up by WG I during the AR4,
whereby free online access to major scientific journals was granted to lead authors from developing/EIT
The Panel charges the IPCC Vice-Chairs to carry out over the next six months an assessment of the current
shortcomings in involving an adequate number of developing/EIT country scientists and to propose
approaches to address this issue.
The Panel encourages access to a) grey literature and b) literature in all languages, around topics particularly
relevant to the AR5, through expert meetings or workshops to be organized by the WG Bureaus and TSUs.
The Panel decided that Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) should be considered as part of all future
assessments and reviewed accordingly.
The Panel decided to set up a task group to collectively explore using the full range of electronic
technologies to enhance the accessibility of approved and accepted IPCC products. This task force is
composed of the Representatives from Austria, India, New Zealand, Singapore and Uganda, as well as of
Mr van Ypersele, Mr Stocker, Co-Chair of WG I and the IPCC Secretary, and is supported by the 4 TSUs.
The task group is invited to submit a report to the Panel at its next Session in October 2009.
The Panel agreed, as a matter of urgency, to develop an easily searchable version of the AR4 (including SYR
and possibly all UN language versions of the SPMs and TSs) and make it accessible in the same way that
The Panel decided to make the Chairman's paper for the AR5 Scoping Meeting available to the governments
beforehand for the sake of transparency (second half of May / early June).
For longer term issues not covered here, the task group on the future of the IPCC is invited to come up in
July with a document identifying main issues to be addressed in the longer term, which would be sent to
governments well in advance of the 31ST Session of the Panel (26-29 October 2009).
4. SCOPING OF THE IPCC 5T ASSESSMENT REPORT
Proposed expert meetings:
Mr Stocker, presented on behalf of WG I the main outcomes of the workshop on "New Science Directions
and Activities Relevant to AR5", held in Hawaii in March 2009 jointly with WCRP and IGBP (IPCC-
XXX/INF.3), and the Proposal for an IPCC Expert Meeting on Assessing and Combining Multi Model
Climate Projections prepared jointly by WG I and II (IPCC-XXX/Doc.11). The Panel approved the
organization of the expert meeting at the beginning of 2010. It was requested that the organizing committee,
to be chaired by Mr Stocker, take into account comments received from the Panel and meeting participants,
and include a good representation of WG II experts and experts from developing countries.
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