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Australian scientists named lead authors for IPCC report

The director of UQ’s Global Change Institute, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, has been selected as the coordinating lead author of Chapter 30, ‘Open Oceans’, to the working group II (WGII) contribution of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Other coordinating lead authors from Australia in WGII include: Roger Jones, Victoria University, Chapter 2, ‘Foundations for Decision Making’; Ian Noble, the World Bank, Chapter 14, ‘Adaptation Needs and Options’; Roger Kitching, Griffith University, Chapter 25, ‘Australasia’; Roger McLean, UNSW, Chapter 29 ‘Small Islands’. The Fifth Assessment Report is scheduled for completion in 2013-2014.

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