Hereby a little status on the IPCC AR6 and the Special Reports.
Special Report on 1.5 degrees global warming
7 authors have been nominated for the author team of the SR1.5. The IPCC Bureau will decide the composition of the author team in late January.
· Andreas de Neergaard, KU
· Benjamin Sovacool, AU
· James Haselip, DTU
· John Porter, KU
· Karen Holm Olsen, DTU
· Maria Josefina Figuera Meza, CBS
· Philip Fosbøl, DTU
Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere
The Scoping Meeting was held in early December. No experts from Denmark were invited despite 6 nominations. The outcome of the scoping meeting will be discussed and an outline approved at IPCC-45 in late March, and subsequently author calls are expected in April.
Special Report on Land Use
The IPCC Bureau have selected the experts that will participate in the Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, which will be held 13-16 February 2017 in Dublin. I am happy to tell you that John Porter was selected. See the full list:
Author calls for the SR Land Use are expected in April, after the Panel’s approval of the outline at IPCC-45 in late March.
Methodology report, updating the IPCC 2006 guidelines on GHG inventories
The Bureau will decide the author team in late February. No experts from Denmark were nominated.
5 experts from Denmark are nominated to participate in the Scoping Meeting to take place in May 2017
· Anne Olhoff, DTU
· Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, DMI
· Jørgen Hollesen, NatMus
· Kirsten Halsnæs, DTU
· Mikael Skou Andersen, AU
The Bureau will decide in late January which experts are invited to the Scoping Meeting.
Author calls for the three working groups are expected in September, after the Panel’s approval of the AR6 outline at IPCC-46 in early September.
AR 6 planning schedule
The overall AR 6 planning schedule has been updated on December 20. Here the important meetings and milestones for the whole AR6 Assessment Cycle are listed: http://ipcc.ch/activities/pdf/ar6_schedule.pdf
The IPCC homepage http://ipcc.ch has a lot of info on the products and procedures of the IPCC, including dedicated pages for each Special Report.
Info meeting in January at KU IGN, Jan 20
An info meeting on how to become an IPCC author and what it entails is being planned for the afternoon of January 20 at Copenhagen University. The content will be very similar to the meetings held in October, but not all interested persons had the opportunity to join, so here is a new chance. Get in touch if you’re interested.