08Mag2019

Invitation to submit candidatures to participate in the Scoping Meeting of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report

The IPCC Focal Point for Italy invites experts to submit their candidature to participate in the 

Scoping Meeting of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report to be held in Singapore on 21-23 October 2019. 

Deadline for submission: Monday, May 27, 2018 (midnight CEST)

In order to submit their nominations, the candidate experts are kindly asked to send a message to:

ipcc.fp@cmcc.it

including the following attached files:

1 – a summary CV in English, pdf version, 2-4 pages (max 2 MB). 

2 – the attached file ” nomination_syr2.xlsx”, filled in with the required information. 
PLEASE NOTE: the form is made of two tabs: “Information” and “Expertise and Publications”. The file is also available online here

Please note that the work of the Scoping Meeting will be conducted only in English. 


Only applications from experts principally affiliated with an Italian institution and meeting the expertise criteria outlined by the IPCC will be nominated. Experts not affiliated with Italian institutions are invited to contact the focal point of the respective country/observer organizations (http://www.ipcc.ch/apps/contact/interface/focalpoints.php).

Once your nomination has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that the selection of authors will be made by the IPCC, which will inform directly the selected nominees. 

More information about the IPCC Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report (SYR) and the scoping meeting

The preliminary broad outline of the tentative broad elements underpinning the SYR, as contained in document IPCC-XLVI/Doc. 6: https://apps.ipcc.ch/eventmanager/documents/47/040820171122-Doc.%206%20-%20SYR_Scoping.pdf

In accordance with Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work, the Synthesis Report will synthesize and integrate materials contained within the Assessment Reports and Special Reports of the Sixth Assessment cycle and should be written in a non-technical style suitable for policymakers and address a broad range of policy–relevant but policy-neutral questions approved by the Panel. 

Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work also stipulates that the IPCC Chair, in consultation with the Working Group Co-Chairs will select the participants to the scoping meeting. 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; and gender balance. 

The AR6 Synthesis Report, as it builds on and complements the three Special Reports and the three main Working Group reports, as well as the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) report, requires a broad approach connecting diverse knowledge areas. Synthesis Report Scoping Meeting participants should, in addition to a strong competence in their scientific field, have a solid understanding of the interfaces between the disciplines and the IPCC Working Groups as well as expertise relevant to the AR6 reports. Participants should also have a clear perception of what constitutes new knowledge on the one hand, and key policy needs, including those of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, on the other.