This mini e-course aims to increase the involvement of climate experts from developing countries in the IPCC reports. The course enables first-time reviewers and early career climate experts to understand how the IPCC works and how to contribute to its draft reports by providing review comments on chapters. It is particularly important that reviewers from developing countries with much regional and local knowledge bring their expertise into the IPCC assessments, in order to keep a balance of scientific input from all regions of the world.
The full course has been targeted at the review period of the First Order Draft of the Working Group II report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, 18-October -13 December 2019, and consisted of two Webinars and a personal coaching part. Although this review period has ended, the webinars still provide a good background for reviewing future draft IPCC reports. More information on the planning of the IPCC reports can be found on its calendar.
Thiththagalla Gamage Ruwan Nishantha is taking this course right now, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Climate change is true and all of us facing this crisis. This course is very helpful to learn how to preparation of IPCC assessment report. Climate change vulnerability and preparation of National Determine Contribution (NDC) are the most important thing as a developing nation. GHG inventory preparation and climate change mitigation and adaptation projects are very helpful to address the climate crisis. so I put my knowledge to assessing climate vulnerability and GHG calculation in different sectors in Agriculture, Energy, land-use, and Forestry, waste, and transport, etc.