16Nov2016

IPCC – Invitation to submit nominations for: “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” (2019 Refinement)

The IPCC Focal Point for Italy invites experts to submit nominations of experts for consideration as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors and Expert Reviewers to contribute to the production of a Methodology Report titled:

“2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories” (2019 Refinement).

Deadline for submission: Thursday, December 1, 2016 (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 file:

1 – the file “Annex 1- NominationForm_Authors_Refinement.xls”, filled in with the required information. The file is also available at this link

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

Deadline for submission: Thursday, December 1, 2016 (midnight CET)

Kindly be informed that due to a very tight schedule it will not be possible to accept nominations after the deadline.

Following the decision by the Panel at its 44th Session (17-20 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand) on the outline of this Methodology Report, the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) will submit a final draft of the 2019 Refinement to the IPCC for its consideration at its Plenary session in May 2019.

The outline approved by the Panel at its 44th Session is contained in the decision by the IPCC which is available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/meetings/session44/l3_adopted_outline_methodology_report_guideline.pdf

The terms of reference for the production of this Methodology Report are contained in Annex 1 to this decision, and the table of contents of this Methodology Report is contained in Annex 2 to this decision.

A detailed description of the IPCC writing and review process is contained in the “Procedures for the Preparation, Review, Acceptance, Adoption, Approval and Publication of IPCC Reports” which can be viewed on the IPCC website at: https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ipcc-principles/ipcc-principles-appendix-a-final.pdf. The tasks and responsibilities for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors and Expert Reviewers are specified in the Annex 1 to these procedures.

The task of Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors is a demanding one. The Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors will be requested to attend two author meetings in 2017 and two author meetings in 2018. In addition, selected authors will also be requested to attend another meeting in 2018 as well as the IPCC Plenary in May 2019 where the whole document is approved. They would also be expected to draft text and consider review comments on their own time – a significant effort. The role of Review Editors is to ensure all comments are considered by the authors. However, the time commitment of Review Editors is less than that for Coordinating Lead Authors or Lead Authors, but will include attendance at two author meetings in 2018. Contributing Authors are normally not required to attend any of these meetings.

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 organisations (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.