On behalf of the Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we would like to invite you to submit nominations of experts for consideration as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, or Review Editors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC. The composition of the group of Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors for a chapter of the Assessment Report will represent a range of views, expertise, gender, and geographical representation, ensuring appropriate representation of experts from developing and developed countries and countries with economies in transition. Please note that the work on the preparation of the reports will be conducted in English.
The deadline for upload of all nominations is Friday 27 October 2017 (midnight GMT + 1). Nominations received after the deadline will not be accepted.
At its 41st Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 24-27 February 2015) the Panel agreed to continue to prepare comprehensive assessment reports and to maintain the existing Working Group structure under which:
- Working Group I assesses the scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change;
- Working Group II assesses the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the vulnerability (sensitivity and adaptability) to climate change of, and the negative and positive consequences (impacts) for ecological systems, socio-economic sectors and human health, with an emphasis on regional sectoral and cross-sectoral issues; consistent with recent considerations it will also focus on the adaptation needs, options, opportunities, and constraints to reduce current and future risks;
- Working Group III assesses the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change.
The outlines of the Working Group contributions to the AR6 were developed after a comprehensive scoping process involving the scientific community and governments (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 – 5 May 2017) and were approved in Plenary at the 46th Session of the IPCC (Montreal, Canada 6 – 10 September 2017). They can be accessed on the IPCC Website on the following link: http://bit.ly/2wg2QtT.
The contribution of Working Group I will be completed in April 2021, Working Group II in October 2021, Working Group III in July 2021 and the Synthesis Report in September 2022. The outline of the Synthesis Report will be developed in April 2019.
The Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors are responsible for drafting the chapters and revising them taking into account comments submitted by reviewers during the two IPCC-mandated reviews, namely the expert review and the second review by governments and experts. A representative cross-section of authors will also contribute to drafting, revising and finalizing the Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers (SPM).
A detailed description of the IPCC writing and review process is contained in the “Procedures for the Preparation, Review, Acceptance, Adoption, Approval and Publication of IPCC Reports” which can be viewed on the IPCC website at: https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ipcc-principles/ipcc-principles-appendix-a-final.pdf.
Nomination requirements and procedure
You are invited to submit nominations through the online nominations tool at:
Please note that a summary CV (maximum 4 pages) in English should be submitted with each nomination form and that experts can be nominated for a maximum of 3 chapters. All nominations should indicate clearly the field of expertise of the nominee.
Please use your unique credentials that you have already received for previous calls for submitting nominations of experts. Should there be a change of the Focal Point, please inform the Secretariat.
All nominations will be provided to the Bureaux of Working Groups I, II and III that will select Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors for their respective reports. The selection of contributing authors will be a matter for the Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors of each chapter.
For more information on the anticipated workload, time commitment and expertise requirements from the nominees, please see the attached invitation letter from Abdalah Mokssit, Secretary of the IPCC.