A group of archaeologists, historic preservationists and others interested in the cultural heritage implications of climate change have issues a call for those with relevant expertise to consider seeking nomination to serve at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scoping meeting for the IPCC special report on oceans and the cryosphere (SROC). The scoping meeting will be held during the week of December 5, 2016 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Nomination packets must be submitted by July 19.
Meeting in Nairobi in April 2016, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set its strategy and timeline for its next series of reports, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and the special reports that will be prepared in the next few years. The Panel agreed to provide a special report on climate change and oceans and the cryosphere, as well as reports on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways and another on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Preparations for the main AR6 report, which is expected to be released in three working group contributions in 2020/2021 and a Synthesis Report in 2022, will start later in 2016. The IPCC has said AR6 will have a special focus on the impacts of climate change on cities and their unique adaptation and mitigation challenges and opportunities.
The full text of the Call appears below.