The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is producing a methodology report in order to update and supplement the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. Work on the Guidelines is necessary to update and provide a sound scientific basis for future international climate action especially under the Paris Agreement. This process will result in a Methodology Report which will be used in conjunction with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines. 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 production of this methodology report.
View the outline of the Methodology Report approved by the Panel at its 44th Session
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 available on the IPCC website. The tasks and responsibilities for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, and Review Editors are specified in Annex 1 to these procedures.
The Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors will be requested to attend two author meetings in 2017 and two author meetings in 2018. In addition, selected authors will also be requested to attend another meeting in 2018 as well as the IPCC Plenary in May 2019 where the whole document is approved. The role of Review Editors is to ensure all comments are considered by the authors. However, the time commitment of Review Editors is less than that for Coordinating Lead Authors or Lead Authors, but will include attendance at two author meetings.
The first Author Meeting is currently scheduled to be held in June 2017. Further information can be found in the schedule for IPCC products on the IPCC website and the letter to governments (see above).
To be considered for nomination, please complete the nominations form above (both worksheets)
Deadline: Midnight, Monday 5 December 2016.
BEIS is unable to guarantee travel & subsistence support for attendance at relevant meetings. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Experts should in the first instance contact their country of citizenship / nationality for nomination. If an expert’s country of citizenship will not nominate them for whatever reason, the UK shall consider their nomination, and this consideration is likely to be favourable if they work in the UK.