WGI Questionnaire for WGI AR5 Authors and Review Editors

On 25 April 2014, the IPCC WGI Co-Chairs and Technical Support Unit (TSU) invited all WGI Coordinating Lead Authors (CLAs), Lead Authors (LAs) and Review Editors (REs) to complete an online questionnaire about their experience of working on the WGI contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), their views on the scope, size and frequency of IPCC assessment reports, the scale of the task, the assessment process itself and cross-WG interactions.

The questionnaire contained a combination of multiple-choice, scaled and open-ended questions that allowed the authors to critically assess their experience in the activities of the last four years and to express their opinions about future assessments. It was anticipated that the results and feedback received would not only provide valuable learning for the next IPCC Co-Chairs and TSUs working with the WGI community, but also help inform the work of the IPCC Task Group on the Future of IPCC.

A synthesis of the results is available here.

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