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IPCC seeks experts to AR6 report scoping meeting

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking nominations of experts to take part in the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to be held in Singapore from October 21 to 23, 2019.

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia
Co-Chairs of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia

According to the IPCC, this is the initial step in the preparation of the report that will conclude it’s Sixth Assessment cycle in 2022 in time for the Global Stocktake – a review in 2023 by governments of their goals to address climate change under the Paris Agreement.

Experts attending scoping meetings prepare a draft outline for IPCC reports. Nominations for participation are solicited from IPCC National Focal Points, observer organisations and Bureau members.

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Details can be found at https://apps.ipcc.ch/nominations/scoping/syr2/public/.

The Synthesis Report integrates material in the Assessment Report and Special Reports of the respective assessment. It will build on and complement the three Special Reports and the three Working Group contributions prepared during the Sixth Assessment cycle.

The AR6 Synthesis Report is due to be completed in the first half of 2022 and will provide policymakers at all levels with scientific information they can use to develop sound climate policies and serve as a key input into international negotiations to tackle climate change.

A preliminary scoping meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 2017 developed an initial broad outline of the Synthesis Report, which was considered by the IPCC in September 2017. This preliminary outline will be further developed in Singapore by the selected experts and presented to the Panel for consideration.

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