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1992: Agreement Establishing The Inter-american Institute For Global Change Research

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Provisions coded as containing the code: SCIR
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Pre.3  CONCERNED that our scientific knowledge of the earth system and our common understanding of the environmental, economic and social effects on development caused by these changes is incomplete;  SCIR  SCIR 
Pre.5  CONSIDERING that policy makers are in need of accurate information and sound analyses concerning the causes and the physical, social, economic and ecological impacts of global change;    SCIR 
Pre.6  CONCERNED that research on global issues requires cooperation among research institutes, among states and among the different parts of the Inter-American region, and with regional and international global change research programs;  SCIR  SCIR 
Pre.8  RECALLING that, in order to encourage such regional cooperation, the establishment of an Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research was initiated by the scientific community of the Americas at the 1990 White House Conference on Science and Economics Research Related to Global Change;  RELA  RELA SCIR 
Art.1.1x  The Parties hereby establish the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, as a regional network of cooperating research entities, hereinafter referred to as the "Institute."  SCIR   
Art.2.1x  The Institute shall pursue the principles of scientific excellence, international cooperation, and the full and open exchange of scientific information, relevant to global change. In order to do so, the objectives of the Institute are to:  INFO SCIR  SCIR INFO 
Art.2.1x.a  a) Promote regional cooperation for interdisciplinary research on aspects of global change related to the sciences of the earth, ocean, atmosphere, and the environment and to social sciences, with particular attention to impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, socio-economic impacts, and technologies and economic aspects associated with the mitigation of and adaptation to global change;     
Art.2.1x.b  b) Conduct or select for sponsorship scientific programs and projects on the basis of their regional relevance and scientific merit as determined by scientific review;     
Art.2.1x.c  c) Pursue on a regional scale that research which cannot be pursued by any individual State or institution and dedicate itself to scientific issues of regional importance;     
Art.2.1x.d  d) Improve the scientific and technical capabilities and research infrastructure of the States of the region by identifying and promoting the development of facilities for the implementation of data management and by the scientific and technical training of professionals;     
Art.2.1x.e  e) Foster standardization, collection, analysis and exchange of scientific data relevant to global change;     
Art.2.1x.f  f) Improve public awareness and provide scientific information to governments for the development of public policy relevant to global change;     
Art.2.1x.g  g) Promote cooperation among the different research institutions of the region; and     
Art.2.1x.h  h) Promote cooperation with research institutions in other regions.     
Art.3.1x  In pursuit of the above objectives, the Institute shall have an evolving Scientific Agenda, reflecting an appropriate balance among biogeographical areas of scientific importance; an integration of scientific, economic and sociological research; and shall focus on such regional issues as the Conference of the Parties shall determine, in accordance with Articles V, VI, VII and VIII. The initial Scientific Agenda shall include:  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.3.1x.a  a) The study of tropical ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles;     
Art.3.1x.b  b) The study of impacts of climate change on biodiversity;     
Art.3.1x.c  c) The study of El NiƱo Southern Oscillation and interannual climate variability;     
Art.3.1x.d  d) The study of ocean/atmosphere/land interactions in the intertropical Americas;     
Art.3.1x.e  e) Comparative studies of oceanic, coastal and estuarine processes in temperate zones;     
Art.3.1x.f  f) Comparative studies of temperate terrestrial ecosystems; and     
Art.3.1x.g  g) High latitude processes.     
Art.5.4.b.ii  ii) The research strengths within the region and how those strengths can be best utilized in order to contribute to the global effort to understand global change; and  SCIR   
Art.5.4.b.iii  iii) The need to integrate research on global issues through cooperation among research institutes, among States and among the different parts of the Inter-American region, and with regional and international global change research programs.  SCIR   
Art.7.2  2. The Scientific Advisory Committee shall be composed of ten members elected by the Conference of the Parties to serve in their personal capacity for three-year terms and with eligibility for a single additional term. The Conference of the Parties shall elect six Scientific Advisory Committee members from nominations received from the Parties; three from nominations received from the Scientific Advisory Committee itself; and one from nominations received from the Institute's Associates. These members shall be scientists recognized internationally for their expertise in areas relevant to the objectives of the Institute, ensuring broad subregional, regional, and worldwide representation, as well as representation from a variety of disciplines relevant to global change research.  SCIR   
Art.7.4.a  a) Make recommendations to the Conference of the Parties regarding the Scientific Agenda, long-range plans and annual program of the Institute;    SCIR 
Art.7.4.d  d) Establish scientific panels for particular issues;  SCIR   
Art.7.4.e  e) Assess the scientific results obtained by the Institute; and  SCIR   
Art.9.2  2. Each Institute Research Center must have a long-term commitment to a program of research within the objectives of the Institute for which the Center shall be responsible to the Institute. Each Research Center shall present its long-range plans and annual program and budget to the Conference of the Parties for its approval, based on advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Institute's needs to integrate the plans and programs of all of the Centers.    SCIR 
Art.9.3.a  a) Conduct and support in-house and extramural interdisciplinary global change research;  SCIR  SCIR INFO 
Art.9.3.b  b) Collect data and promote the full, open and efficient exchange of data and information between the Institute and the Parties;  SCIR INFO  SCIR INFO 
Art.9.3.d  d) Create regional capacity and provide advanced training in fields relevant to global change;  INFO  SCIR INFO 
Art.9.4.b  b) The need to consolidate a regional network of research components focusing on the different areas of the Scientific Agenda of the Institute;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.9.4.c  c) The ease of access to the site for visiting scientists and technicians;  SCIR   
Art.9.4.e  e) The demonstrable interest of scientists and governments in conducting global change research and in cooperating with other institutions;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.9.4.f  f) The existence of a scientific institution or nucleus at the site actively engaged, in whole or in substantive part, in global change research;  SCIR   
Art.9.4.g  g) The likelihood of long-term stability of interest and support for the research objectives of the Institute;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.9.4.J  j) The possibility of access to aggregate data bases and close proximity to more specialized research capabilities in subjects associated with global change and research training.  SCIR INFO  SCIR 
Art.10.1  1. An institution which submits a proposal for a specific research project, through the appropriate Party, may be designated by the Conference of the Parties as being affiliated to the Institute for the duration of the project. The Conference shall base its decision on a review of the proposal, taking into account the views of the Scientific Advisory Committee as to the scientific merit of the proposed project and its relevance to the objectives of the Institute.  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.10.2  2. Affiliated research institutions shall be responsible to the Institute for the portion of its work sponsored by the Institute.  SCIR   
Art.12.1X  Research undertaken, managed or sponsored by the Institute shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the Parties in their respective areas of national jurisdiction and shall not be conducted against the wishes of a Party in its area of national jurisdiction.  SCIR  SCIR SOVR 
Art.13.1  1. A budget of operational expenses for the Institute, consisting of salaries for the Directorate and basic support for the Directorate, Scientific Advisory Committee, and Executive Council, shall be supported by voluntary contributions pledged annually for a three-year period by the Parties in accordance with the interests of the Parties. Such pledges shall be in increments of US $5,000. The adoption of the annual budget shall be by consensus of the Parties. The Parties recognize that regular contributions to the operational budget are essential to the success of the Institute and that such contributions shall take into account the research resources of the contributing parties.  SCIR   
Art.13.2  2. Major research programs and specific projects, to be sponsored by the Institute, shall be supported from voluntary financial contributions pledged by the Parties and by the Associates of the Institute, or donated by other States outside the region, regional or international intergovernmental organizations, and industries and other nongovernmental and private organizations interested in supporting the Scientific Agenda and programmatic activities of the Institute.  SCIR  SCIR 
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2018. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
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Date accessed: 18 December 2018