Increasing African Participation in the IPCC 6th Assessment Report
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment reports are internationally regarded as authoritative sources of climate change knowledge. However African participation remains low. We call on the climate research and policy communities to promote the call for 6th Assessment Report author nominations within their African networks. We highlight a new e-learning initiative to train prospective expert reviewers. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has 195 member countries, The IPCC Assessment reports are internationally regarded as authoritative sources of climate change knowledge. The periodic assessment reports are also highly influential: Not only do these reports play a central role in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, they also inform policy making on national and subnational levels, actions by local and international civil society, private sector investments, and news and popular press reporting.