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/