IPCC call for experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting for the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)

The IPCC is looking for experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

IPCC Call for Authors

Date: The Scoping Meeting will be held from 21 to 23 October 2019 in Singapore

Deadline for nomination: For timely nomination, experts should communicate their interest asap, but not later than 24 May 2019 (experts will be asked then to fill out the nomination form).

Background: The Synthesis Report will synthesize and integrate materials contained within the Assessment Reports and Special Reports of the Sixth Assessment cycle and should be written in a non-technical style suitable for policymakers and address a broad range of policy–relevant but policy-neutral questions approved by the Panel. IPCC reports are preceded by a scoping meeting to develop the draft outline.

Expertise in demand: The AR6 Synthesis Report, as it builds on and complements the three Special Reports and the three main Working Group reports, as well as the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) report, requires a broad approach connecting diverse knowledge areas. Synthesis Report Scoping Meeting participants should, in addition to a strong competence in their scientific field, have a solid understanding of the interfaces between the disciplines and the IPCC Working Groups as well as expertise relevant to the AR6 reports. Participants should also have a clear perception of what constitutes new knowledge on the one hand, and key policy needs, including those of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, on the other.

Selection: The IPCC Chair, in consultation with the Working Group Co-Chairs will select the participants to the scoping meeting. In selecting scoping meeting participants, consideration should be given to the following criteria: scientific, technical and socio-economic expertise, including the range of views; geographical representation; a mixture of experts with and without previous experience in IPCC; and gender balance. Please note, that gender balance in all functions (especially the role of CLA and LA) is an important issue according to the corresponding guidelines.

How to be nominated: If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please inform us (until 24 May 2019 the latest) and we will then send you the information needed to fill out the nomination form (until 28 May). Nominations will be made by the Swiss IPCC Focal Point (FOEN).

If you have questions related to the scoping meeting or the IPCC process, please contact:
- Urs Neu, Swiss Academy of Sciences: urs.neu@scnat.ch
- Andreas Fischlin, Vice-Chair IPCC Working Group II: andreas.fischlin@env.ethz.ch
- Jose Romero, FOEN, Swiss IPCC Focal Point: jose.romero@bafu.admin.ch