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Registration opens for Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) will take place from 11 June to 5 August 2018. Expert Reviewers can register at https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/srccl/fod/ until 29 July 2018.

The Expert Review of the First Order Draft is a key element of the IPCC assessment process. Experts from around the world will offer comments and suggestions to the author teams, encouraging the broadest possible scientific perspective. Review comments are carefully considered by the authors in the preparation of the Second Order Draft of the report. This will then undergo another review period, by both experts and governments.
 
"The Expert Review ensures that IPCC assessments are comprehensive and objective," said PR Shukla, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III. "The report covers a range of topics and we encourage experts from all relevant fields and all parts of the world to participate in the process and provide their feedback on the draft."
 
In seven chapters, the report will assess topics such as the interactions between climate change and desertification, land degradation, food security, sustainable land management, and opportunities and risks associated with land-based adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change.
 
Expert Reviewers can register with a self-declaration of expertise. All Expert Reviewers will be acknowledged in the final report, due to be finalized in September 2019.

The SRCCL is being developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, with operational support from the Working Group III Technical Support Unit. Further information on the IPCC review process can be found on the IPCC website.

For more information, contact:
IPCC Press Office, Email: ipcc-media [at] wmo.int
Jonathan Lynn, +41 22 730 8066 or Werani Zabula, +41 22 730 8120
 
IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit:
Marion Ferrat, +44 (0) 20 7594 7377, Email: m.ferrat [at] ipcc-wg3.ac.uk