IPCC – Invitation to submit nominations for: “Special Report on Climate Change and Land”

The IPCC Focal Point for Italy invites experts to submit their candidature for consideration as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead authors, and Review Editors for the

“Special Report on Climate Change and Land: An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems”.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (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_3.xlsx”, filled in with the required information.

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

Deadline for submission: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (midnight CEST)

Kindly be informed that due to a very tight schedule it will not be possible to accept nominations after the deadline.
The outline of the Special Report approved by the Panel at its 45th Session is available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/meetings/session45/Decision_Outline_SR_LandUse.pdf

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, and Review Editors are specified in the Annex 1 to these procedures.

The task of Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors is a demanding one. They are responsible in particular for drafting the different chapters of the Special Report and thereafter revising those taking into account comments submitted during the two IPCC-mandated reviews, namely the expert review and the second review by governments and experts. A subgroup of authors will also contribute to drafting, revising and finalizing the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of this Special Report.

The Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors will be expected to attend four Lead Author meetings between 2017 and 2019 and possibly other chapter drafting meetings. In order to reduce the amount of travel, most chapter drafting meetings will be conducted through web conferences. The presence of Coordinating Lead Authors and selected Lead Authors may be requested at Sessions of the IPCC and its Working Groups during 2019 to assist in finalizing the SPM. The time commitment of Review Editors is less than that for Lead Authors but will include attendance at two Lead Authors meetings between 2017 and 2018.

We regret to inform you that we are unable to provide financial assistance for the travel expenses of selected authors.

The role of the IPCC is to assess in a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent way the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. Therefore, the IPCC requires that the nominee(s) have appropriate expertise. All nominations should indicate the Working Group(s), chapter(s) and author role(s) for which the candidate is being nominated, a specification of the nominees’ key area of expertise and be accompanied by a curriculum vitae and a list of relevant publications.

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.