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
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At its 43rd Session (Nairobi, Kenya, 11 - 13 April 2016), the IPCC Panel decided to prepare a special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
 
Experts met on 13 - 17 February 2017 in Dublin, Ireland to prepare a draft outline for the report.
 
At its 45th Session (Guadalajara, Mexico, 28 - 31 March 2017), the Panel approved the outline for 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.
 
The Special Report will be developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I, II and III supported by the WG III TSU.

Authors and Review Editors

A call for nomination of authors has been sent to governments, observer organizations and IPCC Bureau Members on 5 April 2017. They have been asked to submit their nominations via their focal points before Wednesday, 17 May 2017 (midnight CEST) using the online portal.
 
How to apply?

Pre-Scoping

The Steering Committee for the Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems circulated a questionnaire to IPCC Focal Points and Observer Organizations ahead of the Scoping Meeting in February 2017 to get input on the structure and contents of the report. You can download the questionnaire and stakeholder consultation report here.

Scoping

A scoping meeting for the Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems was held on 13 - 17 February 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. The meeting resulted in a draft scoping paper describing the objectives and an annotated outline of the Special Report as well as the process and timeline for its preparation.
 
All the details of the scoping meeting are available in the scoping meeting report.


Timeline

Graphics

Graphics and statistical reports concerning the initial nominations and shortlisting of each stage are available in the public portal. Statistical reports include nominations by:

Relevant Links

  1. Adopted outline - (The dates of the 1st Lead Author Meeting have been corrected to read 16-20 October 2017)
  2. IPCC-XLV/Doc. 7 - Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Products - Outline of the Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems
  3. IPCC-XLV/INF. 7 - Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) products - Outline of the Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems
  4. IPCC-XLIII/INF. 7: Special Reports - Proposed themes for Special Reports during the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) cycle
  5. IPCC-XLIII/INF. 8: Special Reports Commentary from the Co-chairs of Working Groups I, II and III on each of the proposals for Special Reports contained in document IPCC-XLIII/INF. 7
  6. IPCC-XLIII/INF. 9: Special Reports - Commentary from the Co-Chairs of Working Groups I, II and III on clusters of proposals for Special Reports contained in document IPCC-XLIII/INF. 7
  7. IPCC-XLIII/INF. 19: Sixth Assessment Report Products - Information document