IPCC – Invitation to submit nominations for: Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)

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

Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to be held tentatively on 1-5 May 2017 (venue to be confirmed).

Deadline for submission: Monday , October 24, 2016 (midnight CEST)

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


including the following attached files:

1 – a summary CV in English, pdf version, maximum 4 pages.

2 – the file ” nomination_ar6.xlsx”, filled in with the required information. PLEASE NOTE: the form is made of two tabs: “Information” and “Expertise and Publications”. The form is also available for download at this link
Please note that the work of the Scoping Meeting will be conducted only in English.
Kindly be informed that due to a very tight schedule it will not be possible to accept nominations after the deadline.

An invitation letter to the Scoping Meeting will be sent to the selected nominees in February 2017.

Participants in the Scoping Meeting should have a broad understanding of climate change and related issues, and should collectively have expertise in the following areas:


Working Group I

  • Climate system (atmosphere, ocean, land surface, cryosphere): observations (past and present), processes, and interactions.
  • Natural and anthropogenic drivers of climate change (land use, well-mixed greenhouse gases, short-lived forcers including aerosols), carbon and other biogeochemical cycles.
  • Climate modelling, model evaluation, predictions, scenarios and projections, detection and attribution, on global and regional scales.
  • Earth system feedbacks and dynamical responses, including abrupt change.
  • Climate variability, climate phenomena and teleconnections, extremes and implications for
    regional climate.

Working Group II

  • Impacts on and vulnerability of natural and managed systems (land, freshwater and oceans) including genetics, physiology and regional ecosystem expertise.
  • Paleo and historical views of natural, managed and human systems across regions.
  • Impacts, vulnerability and risks for sectors including fisheries, agriculture, tourism, transport,
    resource extraction, energy.
  • Impacts, vulnerability and risks for human systems including health and wellbeing, indigenous and cultural, livelihoods, poverty.
  • Impacts, vulnerability and risks for settlements, including rural, urban, cities, and those on small islands and in coastal areas, and related systems and processes including food, economic and energy security, migration.
  • Adaptation needs, options, opportunities, constraints and influencing factors including contributions from psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
  • Approaches for adaptation to climate change: ecosystem and community based adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and early warning systems.
  • Socio-cultural, anthropological and psychological background of making and implementing decisions.

Working Group III 

  • Socio-economic scenarios, modelling and transitions at the global, regional, national and local scales including integrated assessment approaches.
  • Energy systems including supply and energy demand sectors (e.g., industry, transport, buildings).
  • Mitigation responses in agriculture, forestry, land use and waste.
  • Consumption patterns, human behavior and greenhouse gas emissions, including economic, psychological, sociological and cultural aspects.
  • Policies, agreements and instruments at the international, national and subnational levels, including those at the city level.
  • Technology innovation, transfer and deployment.
  • Financial aspects of response options.

Cross-cutting areas of expertise 

  • Co-benefits, risks and co-costs of mitigation and adaptation, including interactions and trade- offs, technological and financial challenges and options.
  • Ethics and equity: climate change, sustainable development, gender, poverty eradication, livelihoods, and food security.
  • Perception of risks and benefits of climate change, adaptation and mitigation options, and societal responses, including psychological and sociological aspects.
  • Climate engineering, greenhouse gas removal, and associated feedbacks and impacts.
  • Regional and sectorial climate information.
  • Epistemology and different forms of climate related knowledge and data, including indigenous and practice-based knowledge.

Regional Expertise

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • North America
  • Central and South America
  • Polar regions
  • Small islands
  • Ocean

While the final outline for the Sixth Assessment Report may not include all areas listed above, broad expertise is solicited in order to determine robust areas for consideration.