Second Order Drafts (SOD) are now open for expert review
The expert review of the Second Order Draft will take place from 16 November 2018 to 11 January 2019.
About the SROCC:
For the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), more than 100 scientists from more than 30 countries are assessing the latest scientific knowledge about the physical science basis and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them. Their vulnerabilities as well as adaptation capacities are also evaluated. Options for achieving climate-resilient development pathways will be presented. The SROCC is prepared under the joint scientific leadership of Working Group I and Working Group II, with operational support from the Working Group II Technical Support Unit. It will be launched in September 2019.
Report web page:
The expert review of the Second Order Draft will take place from 19 November 2018 to 14 January 2019.
About the SRCCL:
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 (SRCCL) assess topics such as the interactions between climate change and desertification, land degradation, food security, sustainable land management, and opportunities and risks associated with land-based adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change. The SRCCL is being developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, with operational support from the Working Group III Technical Support Unit. It will be launched in August 2019.
Report web page:
Please note that SODs are confidential documents which must not be distributed, cited or quoted.
Additional information on the role of Expert Reviewer is available in Annex 1 of Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work.
If you have any questions about the process, please contact Urs Neu, Email: or
- IPCC Press Office: Jonathan Lynn, +41 22 730 8066 or
Werani Zabula, +41 22 730 8120, Email:
- IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit: Maike Nicolai, +49 471 4831 2445,
- IPCC Working Group III Technical Support Unit: Elizabeth Huntley, T: +44 (0)20 7594 1057,
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