The IPCC is inviting nominations of experts for consideration as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead authors, and Review Editors for the “Special Report on Climate Change and Land: An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.”
The outline of the Special Report approved by the Panel at its 45th Session is available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/meetings/session45/Decision_Outline_SR_LandUse.pdf.
A detailed description of the IPCC writing and review process is contained in the “Procedures for the Preparation, Review, Acceptance, Adoption, Approval and Publication of IPCC Reports” which can be viewed on the IPCC website at: https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ipcc-principles/ipcc-principles-appendix-a-final.pdf. The tasks and responsibilities for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, and Review Editors are specified in the Annex 1 to these procedures.
The task of Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors is a demanding one. They are responsible in particular for drafting the different chapters of the Special Report and thereafter revising those taking into account comments submitted during the two IPCC-mandated reviews, namely the expert review and the second review by governments and experts. A subgroup of authors will also contribute to drafting, revising and finalizing the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of this Special Report.
The Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors will be expected to attend four Lead Author meetings between 2017 and 2019 and possibly other chapter drafting meetings. In order to reduce the amount of travel, most chapter drafting meetings will be conducted through web conferences. The presence of Coordinating Lead Authors and selected Lead Authors may be requested at Sessions of the IPCC and its Working Groups during 2019 to assist in finalizing the SPM. The time commitment of Review Editors is less than that for Lead Authors but will include attendance at two Lead Authors meetings between 2017 and 2018.
The role of the IPCC is to assess in a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent way the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. Therefore, the IPCC requires that the nominee(s) have appropriate expertise. All nominations should indicate the Working Group(s), chapter(s) and author role(s) for which the candidate is being nominated, a specification of the nominees’ key area of expertise and be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a list of relevant publications.
Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors will be selected by the Working Group I, II and III Bureau. The composition of the group of Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors for each chapter shall aim to reflect:
• The range of scientific, technical and socio-economic views and expertise;
• Geographic representation (ensuring appropriate representation of experts from developing and developed countries and countries with economies in transition);
• A mixture of experts with and without previous experience in IPCC
• Gender balance
Please note, that there is no funding available for the activities. It is thus important to have the full support of your employer for the extensive and prestigious job, which is an excellent platform for building your international network and increase visibility of your research.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be nominated. Deadline May 10.