E-learning course on Reviewing Assessment Reports of the IPCC

  • 11th June 2018
  • by secretary

5 June 2018. Future Climate for Africa organises a micro e-learning course on Expert and Government Review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports.

The objective of the course is

  • to increase the involvement of African experts and governments in the review process for the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (including Special Reports) with a view to enhancing both the scientific quality and policy relevance of the IPCC reports for African stakeholders. 
  • The training is aimed at African experts and governments on physical climate science, climate impacts, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation. 
  • The course is delivered by distinguished international experts with extensive past involvement in the IPCC.

The micro e-learning course includes:

  • How the IPCC and its review process works;
  • IPCC guidance to expert reviewers;
  • Judging draft texts, diagrams and figures;
  • Analysis of the validity of a statement by checking underlying literature sources;
  • The appropriate usage of grey and non-English literature.
Course Structure and Schedule
The course is conducted in English and consists of three one-hour webinars, presented live on 5, 7 and 19 June 2018. There will be the option of personal feedback by the presenters, on a one-to-one basis by email exchange, for those who want to receive guidance on preparing their review comments.

Useful links for the e-learning course on reviewing IPCC reports
5 June 2018. Webinar 1: How does the IPCC work?
Presented by Dr Leo Meyer and Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

7 June 2018 Webinar 2: How to conduct an IPCC review
Presented by Dr Leo Meyer and Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

  • Skip to Prof. Jean-Pascal’s presentation 2:16 
  • Skip to Dr Leo Meyer’s presentation 24:26
19 June 2018. Webinar 3: In-depth review analysis and further guidance

Tuesday, , 1-2 pm CEST / 11-12 am GMT
Presented by Prof. Arthur Petersen and Prof. Yacob Mulugetta