1. Requests the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, in consultation with the agencies participating in the Climate Agenda, drawing, inter alia, on the information provided in the second national communications of Annex I Parties and, as appropriate, in the initial national communications of non-Annex I Parties, to inform the Conference of the Parties at its fifth session of developments regarding observational networks, difficulties encountered, inter alia, with respect to the needs of developing countries and options for financial support to reverse the decline in observational networks;
  2. Invites the agencies participating in the Climate Agenda, in consultation with the Global Climate Observing System Secretariat, to initiate an intergovernmental process for addressing the priorities for action to improve global observing systems for climate in relation to the needs of the Convention and, in consultation with the Convention secretariat and other relevant organizations, for identifying immediate, medium-term and long-term options for financial support; and requests the secretariat to report results to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice at its tenth session.
  3. Adopted at the 5th Plenary Meeting

    11 November 1998



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