Expert Reviewers Sought for IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

arid mountain landscape 200x150This review is a vital part of the IPCC assessment process, and aims to include the broadest possible scientific perspective. The MRI encourages the mountain research community to get involved!

The Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land will take place from 11 June to 5 August 2018.

The Special Report on Climate Change and Land is one of three special reports that the IPCC will be releasing over the next two years. Over seven chapters, the report will assess topics such as the interactions between climate change and desertification, land degradation, food security, sustainable land management, and opportunities and risks associated with land-based adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change.  

This review is a key element of the IPCC assessment process. Experts from around the world are asked to offer comments and suggestions to the author teams. The report authors will then address each comment received when they prepare the next draft. 

All IPCC reports go through multiple stages of formal review. This first review will be followed by a second review, when governments will also be invited to provide feedback. 

The MRI is an active contributor to the IPCC SROCC report, and would also like to take this opportunity to encourage members of the mountain research community to get involved in the expert review process for this Special Report on Climate Change and Land, which will cover many aspects relevant to mountain regions.

Expert reviewers can register with a self-declaration of expertise up to a week before the end of the review period. All expert reviewers will be acknowledged in the report, due to be finalized in September 2019.

Register now.

Further information on the IPCC review process can be found on the IPCC website.