Mon, June 04, 2018
In March this year, IAP was accredited as an observer organization of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC is now seeking suitable referees to undertake an Expert Review of the first order draft (FOD) of its 'Special Report on Climate Change and Land', which will cover the issues of climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
An online registration process has been developed and is now open for prospective expert reviewers via the IPCC web site. Registration will close on 29 July 2018, 23:59 (CEST).
IAP member academies are encouraged to identify suitable experts among their membership who can participate in this review process.
Additional information on the role of expert reviewers is available in Annex 1 of Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work. Please also see here an information note explaining the Expert Review process: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr2/pdf/SRCCL_FOD_ExpertReviewer. pdf
The review of the FOD starts on 11 June 2018, ends on 5 August 2018, and is an expert review only. The government and expert review of the Second Order Draft of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land will follow (19 November 2018 to 13 January 2019).