IPCC Procedure and Background

Appendix A: Section 4.3.1 Compilation of Lists of Potential Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors and of Government Focal Points At the request of Working Group/Task Force Bureau Co-Chairs, through their respective Working Group/Task Force Bureau, and the IPCC Secretariat, governments, observer organisations and the Working Group/Task Force Bureaux should identify appropriate experts for each area in the Report who can act as potential Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors or Review Editors. To facilitate the identification of experts and later review by governments, governments should also designate their respective Focal Points. IPCC Bureau Members and Members of the Task Force Bureau should contribute where necessary to identifying appropriate Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, and Review Editors in cooperation with the Government Focal Points within their region to ensure an appropriate representation of experts from developing and developed countries and countries with economies in transition.

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How do I apply?

  • Please locate and contact your focal point (using the "Focal Point Finder");
  • All nominations must be accompannied by a current CV (max 4 pages) for the nomination to be considered;
Note that nominations also support additional IPCC activities:
     (a) development of Expert Reviewer database and
     (b) basis for a candidate pool for IPCC Expert Meetings and Workshops.
As such, it is very important that nominations include explicit detail in the Primary Expertise field

Who is my focal point?

Please select the region (and country) from the dropdown

  • Complete list of focal points and observer organizations can be found here

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