IPCC call for experts in climate change and land use

BEIS invites UK experts to express their interest in helping to scope a special report for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


IPCC nomination form - special report

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The IPCC is producing a special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. 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 the scoping of this special report.

The Scoping Meeting will be held in the week of 13 February 2017 at a venue that is to be confirmed.

To Apply

Applicants must have expertise in at least one of the fields identified by the IPCC.

To be considered for nomination to take part in the Scoping Meeting, please complete the nominations form which comprises two worksheets, and return in .xls or .ods format; with a CV comprising no more than 4 pages in .pdf format to by midnight on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

The Scoping Meeting

The Scoping Meeting will result in a draft Scoping Paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Special Report as well as the process and timeline for its preparation. The Panel will review the draft Scoping Paper at its 45th Session to be held in April 2017 and will decide on further IPCC work on this Special Report.

Participation in the Scoping Meeting for this Special Report will be decided by the IPCC and does not imply the participant will then be selected as an author. Author selection will be carried out by a separate, later, process.

Next steps

The UK Focal Point will submit nominations meeting expertise criteria and minimum application standards for this meeting as described by the IPCC.

Participant selection for the meeting will be made by the IPCC Working Group Bureau in consultation with the Working Group Co-Chairs. In selecting the tightly limited number of scoping meeting participants, consideration will be given to the following criteria: scientific, technical and socio-economic expertise, including the range of views; geographical representation; a mixture of experts with and without previous experience in IPCC; gender balance; experts with a background from relevant stakeholder and user groups, including governments.

BEIS is unable to guarantee travel and subsistence support for attendance at the Scoping Meeting. A level of assistance may be considered for exceptional cases, only once other reasonable potential avenues of sources of support, such as the applicant’s employer and learned societies to which the applicant belongs, have been exhausted. Applicants may seek such support from the team of the IPCC UK Focal Point by contacting for further information on the process. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis only after formal invitation to the meeting by the IPCC has been received and in advance of the meeting.

An invitation letter to the Scoping Meeting will be sent to the selected nominees in December 2016.

Published 9 September 2016