Expert authors selected for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Thirty-one Australians are among the 721 experts from 90 countries who have been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to participate as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors in the preparation of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

The Sixth Assessment Report will be prepared by three working groups with expertise across a range of disciplines, to inform policymakers, international climate negotiators and other stakeholders about the latest knowledge on all aspects of climate change.

The three working groups are:

  • Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate change;

  • Working Group II is responsible for impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and

  • Working Group III assesses the mitigation of climate change.

The IPCC also includes a Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories that focuses on developing internationally agreed methodologies for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions.

The three IPCC Working Groups will finalize their respective contributions to the AR6 report in 2021. A Synthesis Report will complete the AR6 cycle in early 2022, integrating all the Working Group contributions and the findings of the three special reports that are currently underway. The conclusions will be available in time for the first Global Stocktake, a periodic review of collective progress towards achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

More information, including the full list of experts, is here

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