IPCC AR6 Early Career Group Review

YESS, APECS, PYRN, MRI, 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).


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.

Now, YESS is co-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.

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).

We encourage Early Career Researchers at various career stages to participate in this review. Early career researchers are applicants who fall into one of these categories:

  • Master’s degree students.
  • PhD students.
  • Postdoctoral researchers.
  • Early career scholars (up to 5 years from PhD completion).

Please ensure that you will be available to participate in the review from December 2020 and mid-January 2021, which is when this group review will take place. Previous reviewers spent on average 40 hours on the process, including training and reviewing. 

If you want to participate in this group review, please fill in this form no later than September 23rd 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 November 2020. Further information about the review process will be shared with selected participants.

For details on the general review process for the report, please visit the IPCC website. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact the YESS Officer (gro.ytinummoc-sseynull@tcatnoc).

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