The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced the list of authors chosen to participate in the upcoming Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). A total of 721 experts from 90 countries have been appointed to participate in the reports, which will assimilate the best possible knowledge relating to climate change and exist as a basis to guide policymakers and global climate negotiations.
The ECI is pleased to announce involvement in all three of the Working Groups, with the following selections:
- Friederike Otto, ECI Deputy Director, has been appointed as a Lead Author for Ch 11 ‘Weather and climate extreme events in a changing climate’ in Working Group 1. It will be Friederike’s first participation as an official IPCC author.
- Lisa Schipper, ECI Environmental Social Science Research Fellow, has been selected as a Co-ordinating Lead Author for Ch 18 ‘Climate Resilient Development Pathways’ in Working Group 2. She has been involved in three previous Assessment Reports including the Special Report on 1.5 Degrees. As a Co-ordinating Lead Author, Lisa is one of three chosen experts responsible for assembling contributions by Lead Authors and reporting to the Working Group Chairs.
- Nick Eyre, ECI, Jackson Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, has been appointed to an IPCC role for the second time, on the occasion as a Review Editor for Chapter 5 'Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation’ in Working Group 3
There are also many contributions from former ECI staff and associates.
In response to the announcement, the IPCC chair, Hoesung Lee said:
"The Sixth Assessment Report will update our knowledge on climate change, its impacts and risks, and possible response options, and play an important role in implementing the Paris Agreement."
"These author teams, drawn from the hundreds of excellent nominations the IPCC was fortunate to receive, provide us with the necessary expertise across a range of disciplines to conduct the assessment. I am gratified that we have also raised the proportion of women and scientists from developing countries involved in our work," he added.
Read the full IPCC’s press release: 'Selection of Authors for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report'.