A call for expert nominations was issued to Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC Bureau members on 3 October 2016. The Governments and Observer Organizations are requested to submit nominations via their focal points before Monday, 14 November 2016 (midnight CEST) using the online application.

IPCC Procedure

Section 4.1 Each IPCC Assessment Report, Special Report, Methodology Report and Synthesis Report, as defined in Section 2 of Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC work, should be preceded by a scoping meeting that develops its draft outline (and explanatory notes as appropriate). Nominations for participation will be solicited from Government Focal Points, observer organisations, and Bureau members. Participants should be selected by the relevant respective Working Group Bureau/Task Force Bureau and, in case of the Synthesis Report, by the IPCC Chair in consultation with the Working Group Co-Chairs. In selecting scoping meeting participants, consideration should be given to the following criteria: scientific, technical and socio-economic expertise, including the range of views; geographical representation; a mixture of experts with and without previous experience in IPCC; gender balance; experts with a background from relevant stakeholder and user groups, including governments. The Working Group/Task Force Bureau and, in the case of the Synthesis Report, the IPCC Chair will report to the Panel on the selection process including a description of how the selection criteria for participation and any other considerations have been applied, and including a list of participants.

How do I apply?

  1. Please contact your focal point to obtain the nomination form
  2. Send the completed form, together with your CV (max 4 pages in english - PDF), to your focal point for submission
According to the IPCC Procedure, only the focal point is allowed to submit the nominations for scoping.

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

What are the list of expertise?

In order to determine robust areas of consideration, participants in the Scoping Meeting should have a broad understanding of climate change and related issues, and should collectively have expertise in the following areas:

Working Group I

  • Climate system (atmosphere, ocean, land surface, cryosphere): observations (past and present), processes, and interactions
  • Natural and anthropogenic drivers of climate change (land use, well-mixed greenhouse gases, short-lived forcers including aerosols), carbon and other biogeochemical cycles
  • Climate modelling, model evaluation, predictions, scenarios and projections, detection and attribution, on global and regional scales
  • Earth system feedbacks and dynamical responses, including abrupt change
  • Climate variability, climate phenomena and teleconnections, extremes and implications for regional climate

Working Group II

  • Impacts on and vulnerability of natural and managed systems (land, freshwater and oceans) including genetics, physiology and regional ecosystem expertise
  • Palaeo and historical views of natural, managed and human systems across regions
  • Impacts, vulnerability and risks for sectors including fisheries, agriculture, tourism, transport, resource extraction, energy
  • Impacts, vulnerability and risks for human systems including health and well being, indigenous and cultural, livelihoods, poverty
  • Impacts, vulnerability and risks for settlements, including rural, urban, cities, and those on small islands and in coastal areas, and related systems and processes including food, economic and energy security, migration
  • Adaptation needs, options, opportunities, constraints and influencing factors including contributions from psychology, sociology, and anthropology
  • Approaches for adaptation to climate change: ecosystem and community based adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and early warning systems
  • Socio-cultural, anthropological and psychological background of making and implementing decisions

Working Group III

  • Socio-economic scenarios, modelling and transitions at the global, regional, national and local scales including integrated assessment approaches
  • Energy systems including supply and energy demand sectors (e.g., industry, transport, buildings). Mitigation responses in agriculture, forestry, land use and waste
  • Consumption patterns, human behavior and greenhouse gas emissions, including economic, psychological, sociological and cultural aspects
  • Policies, agreements and instruments at the international, national and subnational levels, including those at the city level
  • Technology innovation, transfer and deployment
  • Financial aspects of response options

Cross-cutting areas of expertise

  • Co-benefits, risks and co-costs of mitigation and adaptation, including interactions and trade-offs, technological and financial challenges and options
  • Ethics and equity: climate change, sustainable development, gender, poverty eradication, livelihoods, and food security
  • Perception of risks and benefits of climate change, adaptation and mitigation options, and societal responses, including psychological and sociological aspects
  • Climate engineering, greenhouse gas removal, and associated feedbacks and impacts
  • Regional and sectorial climate information
  • Epistemology and different forms of climate related knowledge and data, including indigenous and practice-based knowledge

Regional expertise

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • North America
  • Central and South America
  • Polar regions
  • Small islands
  • Ocean

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