TG-Data aims to provide guidance to the Data Distribution Centre (DDC) on curation, traceability, stability, availability and transparency of data and scenarios related to the reports of the IPCC. Together with the DDC, the Task Group facilitates the availability and consistent use of climate change-related data and scenarios in support of the implementation of the IPCC’s programme of work. TG-Data replaces the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) whose mandate was to facilitate the distribution and application of climate change related data and scenarios to enable research and sharing of information across the three IPCC Working Groups. At its 47th Session on 13-16 March 2018, the IPCC adopted Decision IPCC-XLVII-9 where TGICA was renamed to Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data) with new Terms of Reference for TG-Data as well as Guidance for the Data Distribution Centre (DDC).
TG-Data members were selected during the 56th Session of the IPCC Bureau (Geneva, Switzerland, 18-19 March 2019). Additional members were selected at the 57th Session of the IPCC Bureau (Singapore, 24-25 October 2019). The Task Group is co-chaired by David Huard from Canada and Sebastian Vicuña from Chile. The other Task Group members are:
i. DDC Managers and DDC Representatives
ii. Technical Support Unit (TSU) Staff
The Data Distribution Centre (DDC) provides climate, socio-economic and environmental data, both from the past and also in scenarios projected into the future. Technical guidelines on the selection and use of different types of data and scenarios in research and assessment are also provided. The DDC is designed primarily for climate change researchers, but materials contained on the site may also be of interest to educators, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the general public. To access the DDC, click here.
The Emission Factor Database (EFDB) is a project supported by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (NGGIP), which is managed by the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI). EFDB is intended to be a recognized library, where users can find emission factors and other parameters with background documentation or technical references that can be used for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals. The responsibility for using this information appropriately remains with the users themselves. To access the EFDB, click here.