Providing a Guide to the IPCC and Expert Review Process
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article written by MRI
16.12.20 | 11:12

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (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 are invited to provide comments on the Second Order Draft. Earlier this month, in collaboration with the IPCC WGII Technical Support Unit (TSU), the MRI held two virtual webinars to offer information about the AR6 and the expert review, with a view to encouraging experts and early career researchers to take part in this important step in the report’s development.

In addition to key sectoral and regional chapters, the IPCC WGII contribution to AR6 also 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?

These webinars, held in English and in Spanish in a collaboration between the MRI and the IPCC WGII TSU, aimed to answer those questions. They sought to 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 had the opportunity to raise their own questions with the invited speakers and seek clarification on the IPCC and its processes.

The IPCC has now opened the expert review. The review runs from 4 December to midnight Central European Time on 29 January 2021. Registration for experts opened on 27 November and will be possible until midnight CET on 22 January. You can read more about the review process here.

The MRI would like to take this opportunity to thank all the speakers and panellists for their valuable time and contributions at these events:

You can download the presentation slides below: 

English slides   Spanish slides
 
A Guide to the IPCC the Expert Review Process Twitter ENGLISH
A Guide to the IPCC the Expert Review Process Twitter SPANISH


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