Background

At the 29th session of the Panel (31 August - 4 September 2008 • Geneva, Switzerland), Norway introduced a proposal, prepared in collaboration with the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), for a Special Report on extreme events and disasters, with an emphasis on risk management. The Panel agreed to further develop the concept. It also requested that the Norwegian delegation revise its proposal for further consideration by the Bureau.

At its 38th session (24-25 November 2008 • Geneva, Switzerland), the IPCC Bureau decided to conduct a scoping meeting, to provide support for a future decision on whether to endorse the Special Report. The Bureau requested that the meeting produce a scoping paper describing process, objectives, and an annotated outline.

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