A Guide to the IPCC and the Expert Review Process (English)
08.12.2020 | 13:30 –
08.12.2020 | 15:00
08.12.2020 | 13:30 – 15:00

What exactly does the expert review role and process involve, and how can you participate? Join this webinar to find out.

The IPCC Working Group (WG) II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is now entering its next phase; between 4 December 2020 and 29 January 2021, governments and expert reviewers will be invited to provide comments on the Second Order Draft.

The IPCC WGII contribution to AR6 features a dedicated Cross-Chapter Paper on Mountains, to which many from the MRI community are contributing as coordinating lead authors, lead authors, review editors, contributing authors – and you, as expert reviewers. The expert review is an essential stage in the preparation of IPCC reports. It ensures that the reports cover the most up-to-date scientific, technical, and socio-economic findings, and are representative of a broad range of independent expertise from developed and developing countries. But what exactly does the expert review role and process involve, and how can you participate? 

This webinar, a collaboration between the MRI and the IPCC WGII Technical Support Unit, aims to answer these questions. It will offer insights into how serving as a reviewer not only contributes to the important work of the IPCC, but also enhances professional development and provides key networking opportunities. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to raise their own questions directly with experts and seek clarification on the IPCC and its processes.  

A Guide to the IPCC and the Expert Reviews Process (English) is one of two webinars on this topic taking place in December 2020. A Spanish language version of this event will be taking place on 9 December. Find out more about this second event here. 


Date: 8 December 2020 | Time: 13:30-15:00 CET | Language: English | Location: Online

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Carolina Adler, Executive Director Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
  • Introduction to the WGII AR6 report and IPCC Review Process + Q&A
    Katja Mintenbeck, IPCC Working Group II  (WGII)Technical Support Unit
  • Treatment of Uncertainties + Q&A
    Andreas Fischlin, IPCC WGII Vice-Chair
  • Panel Q&A with IPCC Lead Authors and WGII Vice-Chairs
    What makes for useful and constructive reviewer comments? Author and Vice-Chair perspectives.
    Anjal Prakash, Lead Author of IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
    Regine Hock, Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate 
    Samuel Morin, Lead Author of IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
    Andreas Fischlin, IPCC WGII Vice-Chair
    Carlos Méndez, IPCC WGII Vice-Chair
    Roberto A. Sánchez-Rodríguez, IPCC WGII Vice-Chair
  • Concluding Remarks
    Carolina Adler, Executive Director MRI

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In order to participate, please complete the registration form below by 30 November 2020.

Please note that spaces for this event are limited, and you may be placed on a waiting list if registration capacity is exceeded. Should you have any questions, please contact the MRI: mri@mountainresearchinitiative.org.

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