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United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change 1992


Article 1 - Definitions

Article 2 - Objective

Article 3 - Principles

Article 4 - Commitments

Article 5 - Research and Systematic Observation

Article 6 - Education, Training and Public Awareness

Article 7 - Conference of the Parties

Article 8 - Secretariat

Article 9 - Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

Article 10 - Subsidiary Body for Implementation

Article 11 - Financial Mechanism

Article 12 - Communication of Information Related to Implementation

Article 13 - Resolution of Questions Regarding Implementation

Article 14 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 15 - Amendments to the Convention

Article 16 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes to the Convention

Article 17 - Protocols

Article 18 - Right to Vote

Article 19 - Depositary

Article 20 - Signature

Article 21 - Interim Arrangements

Article 22 - Ratification, Acceptance, Approval of Accession

Article 23 - Entry Into Force

Article 24 - Reservations

Article 25 - Withdrawal

Article 26 - Authentic Texts





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United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change 1992

Article 9 - Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

1. A subsidiary body for scientific and technological advice is hereby established to provide the Conference of the Parties and, as appropriate, its other subsidiary bodies.with timely information and advice on scientific and technological matters relating to the Convention. This body shall be open to participation by all Parties and shall be multidisciplinary. It shall comprise government representatives competent in the relevant field of expertise. It shall report regularly to the Conference of the Parties on all aspects of its work.

2. Under the guidance of the Conference of the Parties, and drawing upon existing competent international bodies, this body shall:

(a) Provide assessments of the state of scientific knowledge relating to climate change and its effects;

(b) Prepare scientific assessments on the effects of measures taken in the implementation of the Convention;

(c) Identify innovative, efficient and state-of-the-art technologies and know-how and advise on the ways and means of promoting development and/or transferring such technologies;

(d) Provide advice on scientific programmes, international co-operation in research and development related to climate change, as well as on ways and means of supporting endogenous capacity-building in developing countries; and

(e) Respond to scientific, technological and methodological questions that the Conference of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies may put to the body.

3. The functions and terms of reference of this body may be further elaborated by the Conference of the Parties.

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