Did somebody forget to invite the IPCC to COP18 ?

This heads-up from Mike Haseler in sunny Scotland. IPCC head honcho Dr Rajendra K Pachauri whining that – “For the first time in the 18 years of COP, the IPCC will not be attending, because we have not been invited,” he told Gulf Times in Doha. COP18 is to be held from November 26 to December 7.
This will be major sleep-loss event for me.
Is it my imagination or are events getting weirder ?
Maybe the invite is in the mail.