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Call for Nominations Canadian Experts for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report

News |09.22.2017

At the most recent session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) hosted by Canada in Montréal (September 6-10, 2017), member governments approved the outlines of the three Working Group reports of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The approved outlines are available here and additional information on the outcomes of this session will soon be available on the Government of Canada’s IPCC website. Of note, Canada announced that it would double its financial contribution to the IPCC (from $150K to $300K) until the completion of the AR6 cycle in 2022.

Nominations from Canadian experts are seeking to be considered as Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs), Lead Authors (LAs), or Review Editors (REs) for the IPCC’s AR6.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS: If you wish to be considered as a CLA, LA, or RE for the IPCC’s AR6, please complete the relevant nomination form (WG1; WG2; WG3) and return it along with a short Curriculum Vitae (max. 4 pages, in English) to ec.giec-ipcc.ec@canada.ca by 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time on October 7, 2017. Please use the following format to name files: LastName_FirstInitial.xls.

Please note that Working Group II welcomes expertise specific to cross-chapter papers on a variety of topics including polar regions, mountains, and biodiversity hotspots. Experts interested in these areas need to be nominated for one of the relevant chapters.

SELECTION PROCESS: Canada strives to promote diversity of expertise in the nominations it submits to the IPCC. In particular we welcome applications from Indigenous Knowledge holders and experts, female scientists and early career scientists.

Information on Canada’s nomination process and assessment criteria is available here. The IPCC Secretariat for Canada will inform successful candidates of their nomination status.

The IPCC is responsible for the final selection of candidates, ensuring that the composition of CLAs and LAs represents a range of views, expertise, gender, and geographical representation. Selected individuals will be notified directly by the IPCC in Winter 2018. The Government of Canada may provide financial assistance for the travel expenses of selected experts.

WORKLOAD: CLAs and LAs have a demanding workload. They must attend four author meetings between 2018 and 2020 and possibly other chapter drafting meetings. In addition, CLAs and LAs may be requested to attend sessions of the IPCC and its Working Groups in 2021 and 2022 to assist in finalizing the Summary for Policy Makers and/or the Working Group contribution to the AR6. Authors are responsible for drafting the different chapters of the Working Group reports and making revisions to address comments received during the expert and government review processes. REs ensure that all comments are considered by the authors. The time commitment of REs is less than that for LAs but will include attendance at two author meetings between 2019 and 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
IPCC Secretariat for Canada
Science & Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
ec.giec-ipcc.ec@canada.ca

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