IPCC Calls for Review of Draft WGII Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report

IPCC25 March 2013: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the review period for expert and government review of the second order draft of the contribution of Working Group II (WGII) to its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will run from 28 March-24 May 2013.

IPCC WGII addresses climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The Group's’ report for AR5 is subject to a multi-stage review process, consisting of: scientific expert review of the first order draft; expert and government review of the second order draft; and government comments on a draft Summary for Policymakers.

IPCC announced that WGII received over 19,000 comments from 563 reviewers in 60 countries in the first stage of review. These comments and responses, along with those to be collected in the subsequent review phases, will be published with the drafts following the release of the final report. [IPCC Press Release]