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The following documents from the IPCC Secretariat describe the principles and procedures governing IPCC work agreed by the Panel.


  • Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC Work: Procedures for the preparation, review, acceptance, adoption, approval and publication of IPCC Reports
    Appendix A includes
    Annex 1: Tasks and responsibilities for Lead Authors, Coordinating Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Expert Reviewers and Review Editors of IPCC Reports and government Focal Points;

    Annex 2: Procedures for using non-published/non-peer-reviewed sources in IPCC Reports.


  • Appendix B to the Principles Governing IPCC Work: Financial procedures for the Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Appendix C to the Principles Governing IPCC Work: Rules of procedures for the election of the IPCC Bureau and any Task Force Bureau
    Appendix C includes
    Annex A: List of IPCC members (countries) grouped according to WMO regions;

    Annex B: Composition of the IPCC Bureau and Task Force Bureau


These documents can be downloaded in a single document here, compiled for your convenience by the WGI TSU.


Other documents concerning the IPCC procedures: