The IPCC is
inviting nominations of experts 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.”

The outline
of the Special Report approved by the Panel at its 45th Session is available

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:
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.

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.

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

Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors will be selected by the Working
Group I, II and III Bureau. The composition of the group of Coordinating Lead
Authors and Lead Authors for each chapter shall aim to reflect:

• The range
of scientific, technical and socio-economic views and expertise;

Geographic representation (ensuring appropriate representation of experts from
developing and developed countries and countries with economies in transition);

• A mixture
of experts with and without previous experience in IPCC

• Gender

note, that there is no funding available for the activities. It is thus important
to have the full support of your employer for the extensive and prestigious
job, which is an excellent platform for building your international network and
increase visibility of your research.

Contact if you wish to be nominated. Deadline May 10.