All IPCC reports undergo two stages of review. A First-Order Draft is reviewed by experts. Following the expert review, authors develop a Second-Order Draft based on the comments received. This draft then undergoes a second review by both governments and experts. Authors will prepare a Final Draft based on the comments received during the second review. The Final Draft is distributed to governments at the time of the final government review of the Summary for Policymakers.
The First-Order Draft of the Working Group III contribution to AR6 was reviewed by Experts from 13 January to 8 March 2020.
The Second-Order Draft was reviewed by experts and governments from 18 January to 14 March 2021.
The Final Government Distribution of the final draft of the report and Government Review of the Summary for Policymakers took place from 29 November 2021 to 30 January 2022.
The Panel considered the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report during a plenary held on 21 March to 4 April 2022.
- Factsheet: What is an Expert Reviewer of IPCC Reports?