date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:09:51 -0400
from: Neil Leary <nlearyatXYZxyz.org>
subject: COP10 Event on Science in Support of Adaptation
to: "Osvaldo F. Canziani" <ocanzatXYZxyzdad.com.ar>, "Vicente Barros" <email@example.com>, "Walter E. Baethgen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, ian.burtonatXYZxyzgc.ca
The Government of Argentina, START and TWAS are co-sponsoring a side event at the upcoming
UNFCCC 10th Conference of the Parties in Buenos Aires on science and adaptation. The
program will include two panel discussions and the event is intended to produce a paper
that will outline a plan of action for science in support of climate change adaptation that
will be submitted to the COP.
You are invited to participate as a member of the panel and to contribute to the paper.
START and TWAS, through the AIACC Project, can offer financial support for your travel to
attend the event if you do not have other means of support for your travel.
The date of the event is not yet decided, but it will most likely be during the week 6-10
Please reply promptly, but no later than 08 October, to inform us if you will accept the
invitation. If there are any dates that you are not available during the period 6-17
December, please let us know.
A draft copy of the program is attached. Please note that panel members are requested to
provide a very short paper (1 or 2 pages) in advance of the COP. Guidance for the papers is
provided in the attached program.
Also attached is a draft informal paper that has been prepared by a small group of
countries, including Argentina. This paper will be an input to the event and to the paper
that we will produce.
We look forward to your response.
With warm regards,
Neil Leary, START
Diego Malpede, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
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