We would like to let you know that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting experts and governments to review the Second Order Draft of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The review is open until 11 January 2019. Expert Reviewers can register with a self-declaration of expertise up to a week before the end of the review period. The report, to be finalized in the second half of 2019, follows the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, which was released on 8 October.
About the SROCC
For the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), more than 100 scientists from more than 30 countries are assessing the latest scientific knowledge about the physical science basis and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them. Their vulnerabilities as well as adaptation capacities are also evaluated. Options for achieving climate-resilient development pathways will be presented. The SROCC is prepared under the joint scientific leadership of Working Group I and Working Group II, with operational support from the Working Group II Technical Support Unit. It will be launched in September 2019.
All IPCC reports go through multiple stages of formal review. After the Expert Review of the First Order Draft, the Second Order Draft is produced and reviewed by both governments and experts alongside a first draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM). Once the second round of review comments have been taken into account, governments review the Final Draft of the report and offer comments on the SPM. Finally, governments meet to approve the SPM line by line and accept the underlying report. The thorough review process ensures that IPCC reports consider objectively the full range of scientific, technical and socio-economic information from around the world.