Future Earth nominees serving as authors and editors on IPCC's next global report

Salt pan and sand dunes in Namibia. Photo: jbdodane via Flickr
Experts from across the Future Earth community will help to lead the latest effort by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to assess the state of global science on climate change and its impacts and solutions.

More than two dozen experts from the Future Earth community have been selected to serve as authors and editors on the next global-scale report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC announced its picks this week for Review Editors, Lead Authors and Coordinating Lead Authors for the report, called the Sixth Assessment Report. Among the hundreds of names chosen to contribute to the effort, 29 had been nominated by Future Earth late last year.

The Sixth Assessment Report, which the IPCC will publish in 2021, is a mammoth effort that seeks to capture the latest research on climate change and its impacts and solutions. The report's findings are split into three working groups. They focus on the science of climate change, its impacts and the ways that communities can adapt to them and how the world can mitigate rising temperatures.

Future Earth’s selected nominees for these three working groups hail from a wide range of disciplines and parts of the world. They include researchers who study rapid urbanisation, indigenous knowledge and the planet’s past climate conditions. They come from 16 different countries, ranging from Indonesia to Nigeria and Brazil, and several work outside of academia, including in the private sector.

You can learn more about the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report here. See a full list of Future Earth’s selected nominees below:

Working Group I (Physical Science)
Paulo Eduardo Artaxo NettoLead AuthorUniversity of São Paulo, Brazil
Govindasamy BalaLead AuthorIndian Institute of Science, India
Kim CobbLead AuthorGeorgia Institute of Technology, USA
Surahe DessaiLead AuthorUniversity of Leeds, UK
Richard FeelyReview EditorNOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, USA
Joelle GergisLead AuthorUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
Samuel JaccardLead AuthorUniversity of Bern, Switzerland
Darrell KaufmanLead AuthorNorthern Arizona University, USA
Jessica TierneyLead AuthorUniversity of Arizona, USA
Working Group II (Impacts and Adaptation)
Md. ArfanuzzamanLead AuthorBangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Bangladesh
Mark CostelloLead AuthorUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
Richard DawsonLead AuthorNewcastle University, UK
Siri Hallstrom EriksenLead AuthorNorwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Rebecca HarrisLead AuthorUniversity of Tasmania, Australia
Shin-ichi ItoLead AuthorThe University of Tokyo, Japan
Timon McPhearsonLead AuthorUrban Systems Lab, The New School, USA
Ben OrloveLead AuthorColumbia University, USA
Tim SmithLead AuthorUniversity of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Maria Cristina TiradoLead AuthorUniversity of California Los Angeles, USA
Working Group III (Mitigation)
Xuemei BaiLead Author

Australian National University, Australia

Esther BadiolaReview EditorEuropean Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Shobhakar DhakalCoordinating Lead AuthorAsian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Frank GeelsLead AuthorUniversity of Manchester, UK
Alex GodoyReview EditorUniversidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Joni JupestaLead AuthorSinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, Indonesia
Karachepone NinanLead AuthorCentre for Economics, Environment and Society, India
Chioma Daisy OnyigeLead AuthorUniversity of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Alexander PoppLead AuthorPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Ayyoob SharifiLead AuthorNational Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan