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10. ADMISSION OF OBSERVER ORGANIZATIONS
The IPCC Acting Deputy Secretary, Mr Sommeria, introduced new applications for observer organizations
as outlined in IPCC-XXX/Doc.4. Consistent with the IPCC Policy and Process for Admitting Observer
Organisations, a list of new applicants had been reviewed by the Bureau at its 38th and 39th Session, and was
presented to the Plenary. The Panel formally accepted the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a Non
Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Brussels already accredited by the UNFCCC, the Global
Climate Observing System (GCOS), a joint undertaking between UN organizations and the International
Council for Science, recognized with a specific status by UNFCCC and having its Secretariat in WMO, and
the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, an NGO based in Minneapolis, USA, not accredited yet by the
UNFCCC but which provided a complete set of documents as required by the IPCC Policy. The accreditation
of two other organizations, Energy Research Austria and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI),
considered as national NGO's, were deferred due to unresolved issues with the respective focal points of
Austria and China.
An updated list of IPCC observer organizations is attached as Annex 5. The list of UN Bodies and
Organizations has also been updated with the addition of the World Food Programme and the United Nations
Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), which have requested their admission as participating
organization after the preparation of IPCC-XXX/Doc.4.
Mr Sommeria also introduced the status of the request for special observer status from the European
Community. This issue had been first instructed at P-29 by a contact group co-chaired by Mr Kranjc
(Slovenia) and Mr Ono (Japan), and further consultation had been conducted by the Secretariat, as described
in IPCC-XXX/Doc.6. In view of the difficulties raised by some members, the EC had elaborated a revised
proposal, submitted in session, which would limit the proposed special observer status to IPCC observer
organizations which are parties to the UNFCCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. This new proposal was discussed
within the contact group, which reported back to the Plenary. It was finally decided that IPCC Chair would
invite the EC to further revise its proposal, in order to prepare a document, including responses to comments
and concerns expressed, to be circulated well ahead of next Session and included in the P-31 documentation
(the revised EC proposal and the in session report of the task group are attached as Annex 6).
11. IPCC PEACE PRIZE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Panel agreed that Prof. Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico, Mr Valli Moosa, Former Minister
of Environment, South Africa, Mr Brice Lalonde, Former Minister of Environment, France and
Ms Khempheng Pholsena, former Vice President of ADB and Minister to the Prime Minister's Office, Head
of Water Resources and Environment Authority Lao People's Democratic Republic will be invited to serve
on the Board of Trustees for the fund. Due to lack of time it was agreed to consider and agree on the name of
the fund at the 31st Session.
12. PROGRESS REPORTS
Mr Hiraishi, TFB Co-Chair presented the progress report of Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas
Inventories (TFI). Ongoing work is related to the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas inventories,
software development and the Emission Factor Database. Plans for 2009 include an expert meeting
"Revisiting the Use of Managed Land as a Proxy for Estimating National Anthropogenic Emissions and
Removals" in Brazil on 5-7 May, a possible co-sponsored meeting with FAO on "Activity Data for
LULUCF/AFOLU". For 2010 the Bureau decided an Expert Meeting on Uncertainty and Validation of
Emission Inventories, and an Expert Meeting on Higher Detail in Inventories.
Mr Edenhofer, Co-Chair of Working Group III informed the Panel about the successful first lead Authors
meeting for the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation and planned
future activities until approval acceptance of the Report in December 2010. He emphasized efforts to
strengthen coherence between the different mitigation scenarios and the technology chapters through one or
two additional meetings in the second half of 2009 between relevant authors and experts from the economic
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