IPCC AR6 Early Career Group Review

YESS, APECS, PYRN, WCPA, and PAGES ECN are coordinating an IPCC group review by early career experts for the 6th Assessment Report (AR6) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC)

*** Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic ***

We are temporarily pausing applications since the IPCC has modified the date of the WGII – AR6 expert review of the SOD (the new date is 4 Dec 2020 – 29 Jan 2021 – see IPCC calendar). We need some time to adapt our group review schedule to this new date.

In a few weeks, we will contact individuals who have already sent their applications to inform them about the new schedule. For those who have not applied yet, we would like to let you know that the updated call will be published here and in social media, so stay tuned!


YESS is organizing a group review of the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the WGII contribution to IPCC main assessment report AR6 (SOD WGII-AR6) by Early Career Scientists. The purpose of this expert review group is to provide a comprehensive review of the SOD WGII-AR6 report using the variety of knowledge that our members and early career polar researchers can provide.

Since 2018, more than one hundred international early career scientists have participated of the several reviews we organized. By participating, reviewers not only get recognized as early career experts, but also gain valuable training and insight in the scientific review process for reports written for policy makers.

We are currently in the process of reviewing the IPCC AR6 WGI Second Order Draft (SOD WGI). More than 30 YESS members are taking part of the reviewing process.

We are now looking for reviewers to participate in this group review. Participants will be asked to review a minimum of 10 to 20 pages of the report (if you want to review the entire report, the IPCC offers opportunities to do so from its side). These are not anonymous reviews; experts reviewers will be recognized for their valuable contribution with their name, affiliation, and country of residence being published in the Annex of Reviewers of the WGII report, once it is published. Moreover, reviewers not only get recognized as early career experts, but also gain valuable training and insight on the scientific review process for reports addressed to policy makers.

If you want to participate in this group review, please fill in this form no later than May 20th, 2020 (23:59 GMT).

The selection criteria will be based on research experience and motivation. Moreover, we will try to balance the selection of applicants based on gender, career stage and country of citizenship. Selected participants will be contacted in June 2020. Further information about the review process will be shared with selected participants.

Please ensure that you will be available to participate in the review from mid-August to mid-September 2020, which is when this group review will take place. Previous reviewers spent on average 40 hours on the process, including training and reviewing. 

We encourage researchers from various career stages to participate, including advanced Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career faculty members.

For details on the general review process for the report, please visit: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-ii/. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact gro.ytinummoc-sseynull@lanabar.anitnelav

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