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IPCC: Expert Review of First Order Draft of the SYR of the IPCC AR6

The First Order Draft (FOD) of the Synthesis Report of the AR6 is now open for expert review.


The expert review of the First Order Draft will take place from
10 January to 20 March 2022.

If you are interested in reviewing the FOD please register until 13 March 2022 on https://apps.ipcc.ch/comments/ar6syr/fod/register.php

About the AR6 Synthesis Report

The Synthesis Report is the final product of the Sixth Assessment Report to be approved in September 2022. It synthesises and integrates the findings of all three Working Group contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report and the special reports that have been produced in this cycle

During the review, experts may comment on the structure and comprehensiveness of the report and suggest improvements on the presentation of materials graphically or through tables. They may also propose revisions, relevant additional papers with full citation, and shorten text without losing relevant information.
This version includes the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers.

Report web page: ipcc.ch/ar6-syr
Outline of the report: ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2019/12/IPCC-52_decisions-adopted-by-the-Panel.pdf

Please note that the FOD is a confidential document which must not be distributed, cited or quoted. To register for the review, a self-declaration of expertise is required. Once the registration is complete, and before accessing the draft, reviewers agree to the terms of the review, including the confidentiality of the draft and review materials, which are provided solely for the purpose of the review.

Additional information on the role of Expert Reviewer is available in Annex 1 of Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work. Please also see here an information note explaining the Expert Review process: ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2017/08/AR6_WGI_FOD_Guidance_Note.pdf

If you have any questions about the process, please contact , ProClim, or , Vice-Chair IPCC WG II.



  • Dr. Urs Neu
    ProClim − Forum für Klima und globalen Wandel (ProClim)
    Haus der Akademien
    3001 Bern

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischlin
    ETH Zürich
    Institut für Integrative Biologie (Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ))
    Systemökologie CHN E 21.1
    Universitätstrasse 16
    8092 Zürich