AR5 Contributors

The participation of experts from around the globe is one of the IPCC’s key characteristics. For the preparation of the WGIII AR5, the WGIII Co-Chairs Ottmar Edenhofer (Germany), Ramon Pichs-Madruga (Cuba) and Youba Sokona (Mali) coordinated the efforts of a diverse team of contributors. This team provided a unique breadth and depth of knowledge from various backgrounds, from various scientific disciplines and from diverse regional and cultural affiliations. All authors and reviewers contributed their time, expertise and efforts on a voluntary basis to provide a global consensus view of the scientific knowledge on mitigating climate change.

WGIII Lead Author Meeting in Addis Ababa, 2013A total of 235 Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors, 38 Review Editors from 58 countries and 176 contributing authors contributed to the preparation of WGIII AR5. Overall responsibility lies with the WGIII Co-Chairs and the WGIII Bureau.

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Coordinating Lead Authors

Lead Authors

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Contributing Authors


Further information on Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors is available by chapter in the menu on the left. If you want to learn more about the roles of different actors or about the nomination and selection process, please visit our background pages.

Chapter Team Distribution

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