41st Session of the IOC Executive Council to Consider Contribution to UNFCCC Objectives


June 2008: The 41st session of the

Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific

and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which will take place from 24 June-1 July

2008, in Paris, France, is scheduled to consider: the contribution of IOC

programmes to achieving the objectives of the UNFCCC; whether there is any need

to modify the present arrangements; and the IOC's intention to continue its

close cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat.

Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

(UNFCCC), Yvo de Boer, will present the overall objectives of the UNFCCC and of

its Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate

change during the meeting. In addition, the Executive Council will consider a

number of agenda items under the topic: “addressing the impacts of climate

change and variability, including sea level rise.” [Meeting