Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: call for UK experts to participate in the Expert Meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers

BEIS invites UK experts to express their interest in attending an Expert Meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) to discuss issues relating to the estimation of emissions and estimation of climate effects.


Expert meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers: nomination form

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is holding a meeting on Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) on 28-31 May 2018 at the Headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss issues relating to the estimation of emissions and estimation of climate effects, i.e. option 2 in the submission as contained in the Short-lived Climate Forcers document IPCC-XLVI/Doc. 7.

The UK Focal Point, based in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), invites expressions of interest from UK experts to participate in this Expert Meeting.

The expert meeting will aim:

  • to review existing methodological work to estimate emissions of SLCF (e.g. studies on measurement methods, methodological guidance developed by other organizations, inventories that were actually produced by some countries) with a view to considering suitability for the IPCC to develop methodological guidance
  • to consider which species of SLCF should be prioritized in the possible future work to develop inventory methodology, taking account of uncertainties in emission estimates and possible applicable common metrics as well as the extent to which it will contribute to inform decision making in mitigation policies and measures
  • to consider how the inventory methodology on SLCF would relate to the existing inventory methodology on greenhouse gases (What kind of elements in the existing GHG inventory methodology can or cannot be applied to SLCF?)
  • to identify gaps in scientific understanding on estimates of SLCF emissions that need to be filled in by the scientific research community
  • to review existing methodological work to quantify the global radiative direct and indirect effects of SLCF, with a focus on new developments since the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC
  • to identify gaps in scientific understanding on estimates of direct and indirect climate effects of SLCF on radiative forcing and climate response

To apply

The IPCC requires that the nominees have appropriate expertise. Short-lived Climate Forcers: IPCC-XLVI/Doc. 7 has a list of relevant expertise. All nominations should include a completed nomination form and a summary CV of maximum 4 pages which includes a list of relevant publications. All nominations should indicate clearly the field of expertise of the nominee.

Please complete the nominations form and send it to by midnight on Sunday 4 March 2018.

Next steps

The UK Focal Point will submit nominations which meet the criteria described above.
BEIS is unable to guarantee travel & subsistence support for attendance at relevant meetings. A level of assistance may be considered, once other reasonable potential avenues of sources of support, such as the applicant’s employer, have been exhausted. Applicants may seek such support from the team of the UK IPCC Focal Point by contacting for further information on the process.

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis only after formal invitation from the IPCC has been received.

Published 21 February 2018