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5th Session of the IPCC

5th Session of the IPCC

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WMOUNEPWORLDCLIMATEPROGRAMMEPUBLICATIONSSERIES
WMO/UNEPINTERGOVERNMENTALPANELONCLIMATECHANGE
REPORTOFTHEFIFTHSESSIONOFTHEWMO/UNEPINTERGOVERNMENTALPANELONCLIMATECHANGE
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Geneva,13-15March1991IPCC-7
 
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REPORTOFTHEFIFTHSESSIONOFTHEWMOjUNEPINTERGOVERNMENTALPANELONCLIMATECHANGEGeneva,13-15March1991
TABLEOFCONTENTS
2.IPCCWORKPROGRAMMEFOR1991ANDBEYOND.
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2.1IPCCworkprocedures...................72.2IPCCworkprogrammefor1991andbeyond.......92.3Task1:Assessmentofnationalnetgreenhouse
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2.4Task2:Predictionsoftheregionaldistributionsofclimatechangeandassociatedimpactstudies,includingmodelvalidationstudies132.5Task3:Issuesrelatedtoenergyandindustry..152.6Task4:Forestry-relatedissues..............192.7Task5:Vulnerabilitytosealevelrise.......202.8Task6:Emissionsscenarios.............222.9Selectedstudiesoftheeconomicimplicationsof
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2.10Fullparticipationofthedevelopingcountries242.11otherandlong-termtasks...................243.IPCCBUDGETANDOTHERSUPPORT......................24
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25APPENDIXAListofparticipantsAPPENDIXCIPCCbudgetandothersupportAPPENDIXBAgendaAPPENDIXDIPCCInformationexchangeseminarseriesAPPENDIXEListofclimatechangerelatedandotherenvironmentalmeetingsAPPENDIXOFListofacronyms
 
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OPENINGOFTHESESSION(agendaitem
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Prof.BertBolin,theChairmanoftheWMO/UNEPIntergovernmentalPanelonClimateChange(IPCC)openedthefifthsessionofthePanelat09.40hoursonWednesday,13March1991atthePalaisdesNations,Geneva,Switzerland.Hewelcomedthedelegatesofgovernmentsandrepresentativesofintergovernmentalandnon-governmentalorganizations.FoodandAgricultureOrganizationofthe·UnitedNations(FAO)InternationalAtomicEnergyAgency(IAEA)InternationalTropicalTimberOrganization(ITTO)OrganizationforEconomicCo-operationandDevelopment(OECD)InternationalEnergyAgency(lEA)1.2ThelistofparticipantsisgiveninAppendixA.Thefollowingintergovernmentalandnon-governmentalorganizationshadbeeninvitedbytheChairmansothePanelcouldbeinformedoftheiractivitiesandviewsrelevanttospecificagendaitems:IntergovernmentalOrganizationsNon-governmentalOrganizationsInternationalInstituteforAppliedSystemsAnalysis(IIASA)RoyalInstituteofInternationalAffairsstockholmEnvironmentInstitute(SEI)TataEnergyResearchInstitute(TERI)WorldEnergyCouncil(WEC)WorldResourcesInstitute(WRI)(RIIA)1.3OpeningstatementbyProfessorG.O.P.Obasi,Secretary-GeneraloftheWorldMeteorologicalOrganization(WHO)(agendaitem1.2).Aftergreetingtheparticipants,Prof.Obasiwentontosay:"MayItaketheoccasiontocongratulatethePanelasawhole,andeachofyouindividual1y
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foratrulypioneeringeffortincompletingtheFirstAssessmentReportintimeandinamannerthathas,receiveduniversalpraise.MuchhashappenedsinceIspoketoyouinAugust1990.YourFirstAssessmentReportwasreviewedattheSecondWorldClimateConference,whereHeadsofstateandGovernment,ministersandotherhighofficialsfromonehundredandthirtysevencountrieswerepresent.TheConferenceagreedthatthescientif.icconclusionsinyourreportreflectedtheinternationalconsensusofscientificunderstandingofclimatechangeand~ongratulatedyouonthereport.Thereportwasthensubmittedtothe45thsessionoftheunitedNationsGeneralAssembly.
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