Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report

Overview

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest assessment cycle was launched in 2015 and will culminate with the release of the full Sixth Assessment Report in 2022, which will be the most comprehensive assessment of knowledge on climate change since the IPCC’s last assessment in 2014.

The IPCC will produce eight reports as part of the Sixth Assessment Report cycle: one from each of the IPCC’s three Working Groups; a synthesis report that will integrate findings from across the Working Group reports, three special reports; and a refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Hundreds of experts from around the world will contribute to the development of these reports, which will be released between 2018 and 2022 according to the following schedule:

Canadian contributors to the Sixth Assessment Report cycle

Sixth Assessment Report

Authors and review editors

The IPCC will launched a call for nominations for authors and review editors for the Sixth Assessment Report in fall 2017. It is anticipated that the IPCC will confirm selected candidates in winter 2018.

Scoping meeting participants

  • Chris Bataille (Simon Fraser University)
  • Edward Gregorich (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Robert McLeman (Wilfred Laurier University)

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Authors and review editors

  • James Ford (McGill University), Lead Author, Chapter 4: Strengthening and implementing the global response to the threat of climate change
  • Kirsten Zickfeld (Simon Fraser University), Lead Author, Chapter 1: Framing and Context

Scoping meeting participants

  • James Ford (McGill University)
  • Peter Berry (Health Canada)
  • William Cheung (University of British Columbia)

Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

Authors and review editors

Authors and Review Editors will be confirmed by the IPCC in summer 2017.

  • Chris Derksen (Environment and Climate Change Canada) Lead Author, Chapter 3: Polar Regions
  • Greg Flato (Environment and Climate Change Canada) Review Editor, Chapter 3: Polar Regions
  • Jake Rice (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) Lead Author, Chapter 1: Framing and Context of the Report
  • Sherilee Harper (University of Guelph) Lead Author, Chapter 1: Framing and Context of the Report
  • Stephan Gruber (Carleton University) Lead Author, Chapter 2: High Mountain Areas
  • William Cheung (University of British Columbia) Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 5: Changing Ocean, Marine Ecosystems, and Dependent Communities.

Scoping meeting participants

  • Christine Michel (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • William Cheung (University of British Columbia)

Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Authors and review editors

Authors and Review Editors will be confirmed by the IPCC in summer 2017.

  • Margot Hurlbert (University of Regina) Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 7: Risk management and decision making in relation to sustainable development
  • Pierre Bernier (Université Laval) Review Editor, Chapter 2: Land-Climate Interactions
  • Werner Kurz (Natural Resources Canada) Lead Author, Chapter 4: Land Degradation

Scoping meeting participants

  • Denis Angers (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Margot Hulbert (University of Regina)

2019 Refinement to the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Authors and review editors

  • Brian McConkey (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Lead Author, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Chia Ha (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Lead Author, Volume 1: General Guidance and Reporting
  • David Pare (Natural Resources Canada), Lead Author, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Dominique Blain (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Review Editor, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Douglas MacDonald (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Lead Author, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Lukas Dion (International Aluminium Institute / Université du Québec à Chicoutimi), Lead Author, Volume 3 : Industrial Processes and Product Use
  • Michelle Garneau (Université du Québec à Montréal), Lead Author, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Werner Kurz (Natural Resources Canada), Lead Author, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
  • Yves Prairie (Université du Québec à Montréal), Lead Author, Volume 4: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use

Scoping meeting participants

  • Brian McConkey (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • David Pare (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Douglas MacDonald (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Frank Neitzert (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Matthew Johnson (Carleton University)
  • Ted Huffman (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Werner Kurz (Natural Resources Canada)
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