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Nagendra chosen as Lead Author on IPCC report

Related GLP Member: Harini Nagendra

GENEVA, Feb 20 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) has selected the team of experts (Coordinating Lead Authors, Authors and Review Editors) who will prepare the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC: an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty (SR1.5). The report will be finalized in September 2018 in time for the facilitative dialogue under the Paris Agreement that will take place later that year. “The selection of the authors for the IPCC’s 1.5oC report is the first step in the critical journey started at COP21. This special report will facilitate this important journey by assessing the available science and highlighting the policy options available to support the achievement of a climate safe, equitable and sustainable world,” said Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of Working Group II. The members of all three IPCC Working Group carefully considered all nominations and developed the final list of authors and review editors in a detailed and iterative selection process. The selection was undertaken according to the Principles Governing IPCC Work, considering the required scientific, technical and socio-economic expertise, geographical representation, gender balance, and the inclusion of experts with and without previous IPCC experience. 86 experts from 39 countries will undertake the assessment, selected from over 560 nominations received from national focal points and IPCC observer organizations. 38% of the experts are women, 51% come from developing countries and economies in transition (statistic based on experts' citizenship), 26% are new to the IPCC process.

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