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IPCC, Twenty-Ninth Session, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August - 4 September 2008 11 July 2008: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate

Change (IPCC) posted on its website a provisional annotated agenda for its twenty-ninth

Session, taking place from 31 August to 4 September 2008, in Geneva,

Switzerland. The Session will mark the twentieth anniversary of the IPCC.

A special programme to celebrate the anniversary is

set for 31 August and will include, amongst others, addresses by: UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud; UNEP

Executive Director Achim Steiner; and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer. The

IPCC plenary will elect the Chair and members of the Bureau and Task Force

Bureau. It will also discuss, inter alia,

the IPCC Programme and Budget from 2009-2011

and the use and management of the funds from the

Nobel Peace Prize. A scoping paper on the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

has also been posted on the website. The Panel decided to prepare the Special

Report at its twenty-eight Session (Budapest, April 2008) to be finalised in

2010. A

call for expert nominations from governments and organizations is currently

open. [IPCC Website]