Call for nomination of experts to the Scoping Meeting for the Methodology Report on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a call for experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting for the Methodology Report on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage. The IPCC Focal Point for Italy invites expressions of interest from Italian-affiliated experts to participate in the meeting.

Source: IPCC Focal Point for Italy

Nominations submitted by the Focal point for Italy need to be received by Friday 5 July (midnight CEST) in order to be submitted in time to the IPCC. (Nominations need to be submitted by the Focal point to the IPCC by Friday, 19 July 2024.)

A webinar for experts in Italy to explain the scoping process and present the details of the call will take place on June 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. CEST.

To develop the outline for the Methodology Report on Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) has called for a Scoping Meeting of experts, tentatively scheduled for the second half of October 2024. The meeting will produce a draft outline in the form of a Scoping Paper. The report will be considered by the Panel in early 2025 and finalized by 2027.

The Scoping Meeting has been organized following the request for the report from the IPCC during its 60th session, which acknowledged the need to update the 2006 Guidelines for the preparation of national inventories. The request for the report is rooted in the findings from the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, highlighting the need for carbon dioxide removal technologies to balance residual emissions.

Nominated candidates should have relevant expertise about the estimation of sinks or sources from:

  • Direct air carbon dioxide capture and storage (DACCS)
  • Bioenergy carbon capture and storage 3. Carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage
  • Concrete carbonation
  • Enhanced weathering
  • Ocean alkalinity enhancement
  • Blue carbon management in coastal wetlands
  • Soil carbon sequestration in crop and grasslands
  • Peatland and coastal wetland restoration
  • Biochar
  • Ocean fertilization
  • Wastewater treatment/ wastewater alkalinity
  • Forestry
  • Other carbon dioxide removal technologies not specified above

With respect to carbon capture, utilization, and storage expertise, candidates should have expertise in relation to the estimation of sources or sinks from:

  • Carbon dioxide capture
  • Carbon dioxide transport
  • Carbon dioxide injection
  • Carbon dioxide storage
  • Carbon dioxide use:
  1. Enhanced oil, gas, coal bed methane recovery
  2. Production of chemicals
  3. Production of other products

How to apply

The IPCC Focal Point for Italy invites expressions of interest from Italian-affiliated experts to participate in the Scoping Meeting and will submit nominations meeting the expertise criteria and minimum application standards to the IPCC official platform. The selection of participants will be carried out by the IPCC Bureau.

To be considered for participation, please follow these steps: 

  • Download the .xlsx form from this link
  • Fill out the Excel nomination form(please note that the form has two tabs and make sure to select max. 8 areas of expertise);
  • Send an email message to: [email protected] including
    • Excel nomination form filled in all the required fields. Kindly rename the file as follows: Last name_form.xlsx
    • An updated CV (2 to 4 pages – max file size is 2MB – .pdf format). Kindly rename the file as follows: Last name_CV.pdf
  • Send the nomination form and CV to [email protected] in .xlsx and .pdf format respectively, by Friday, 5 July 2024 (midnight CEST).

Nominations that do not follow these instructions will not be considered in the selection process.

For those authors whose candidature will be accepted by the IPCC Bureau, please note that the costs for participating in the Scoping Meeting will need to be covered by the participant’s affiliated institution.


“Open Hour” webinar

The IPCC Focal Point for Italy will host an “Open Hour” webinar on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. CEST, to introduce the call and clarify all aspects of the nomination process. The webinar will be hosted by Anna Pirani, CMCC and Focal Point alternate for Italy, who also served as executive editor of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and the AR6 Working Group I 2021 Climate Report on the physical science basis of climate change and was an author of the IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report, and Giacomo Grassi, Scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and member of the Bureau of the Task Force on greenhouse gas inventories (TFI).

To join the webinar, please register here.

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