Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
Energy and Climate Change
Chris Heaton-Harris (Daventry, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy that the UK Government delegation to the 35th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in July 2012 should propose an amendment to the proposed revision to Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC to include all the lead authors' responses to review comments in what will be made available to all reviewers on request during the review process.
Gregory Barker (Minister of State (Climate Change), Energy and Climate Change; Bexhill and Battle, Conservative)
The proposed revision to the IPCC Procedures is to correct an error which occurred at the 33rd Session of the IPCC by re-insertion of the text
“All written expert, and government review comments will be made available to reviewers on request during the review process”.
The details are contained in document IPCC-XXXV/Doc. 11, available on the website of the IPCC
As all reviewers of the First Order Draft of an IPCC report have the opportunity to see how their comments have been addressed if they opt to review the Second Order Draft, the UK has no plans to propose an amendment to the above revision to Appendix A to the Principles Governing IPCC.