IPCC calls for expert reviewers

03/04/2013 - In the run-up to the publication of its fifth assessment report which will present the state of climate science next year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for expert reviewers to provide comments on the second order draft of the working group III contribution, which covers the mitigation of climate change. The scientists who are organizing this process ask for voluntary contributions from experts across all sectors, from scholars to business people or NGO representatives.
IPCC calls for expert reviewers
IPCC´s working group III covers obstacles and possible solutions to the mitigation of climate change. (Photo: Thinkstock)

“This is an extraordinarily open consultation process,” says Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair of the IPCC’s WG III and chief-economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “The IPCC process is a unique example how science actively seeks the exchange with experts worldwide, striving for a truly comprehensive – and comprehensible – analysis.” The review of the second order draft is an important step towards this end.

The summary for policymakers of the WGIII contribution will be presented to the IPCC member governments for approval in April 2014. During the review of the first order draft, Working Group III received more than 16,000 comments from 610 reviewers from 57 countries. The second order draft will be reviewed by registered experts and governments. Every comment is addressed by the authors of the report chapters. To ensure transparency, all the comments and the responses are published with the drafts after the reports are finally released.

More information: http://www.ipcc-wg3.de/