South African scientists wishing to get involved in the compilation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report (AR6) have until October 23, 2017 to submit their expression of interest. 
This from the Department of Environmental Affairs, which will be responsible for nominating the IPCC sixth assessment process's coordinating lead author, lead author, contributing author, review editor or expert reviewer. 

The body is in the process of developing its sixth assessment process and three working group contributions that will be finalised in 2021. 

This will be followed by a Synthesis Report in 2022, that will form an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the scientific community's understanding of climate change. 



The working groups, as in the past, will assess the most recent science for review in the AR6 that include: an assessment of the physical scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change, to be carried out by group 1; assessing the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change and options for adapting it (to be carried out by group 2) and an assessment of the options mitigating climate change through the limiting or preventing of greenhouse emissions as well as enhancing activities that removing them from the atmosphere. 

Interested scientists are urged to submit their expression of interest before the closing date to ensure that the widest range of South African scientists are considered for nomination. 

These can be sent to Itchell Guiney via email at: [email protected]

The IPCC, a scientific review body, is the world's leading body for science-based assessment of climate change. 

Established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the IPCC provides the world with a rigorous evidence-based assessment on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.