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2011-06-07 15:19 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-25 18:50 UTC (manoela.miranda@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-01 19:02 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Guidance Notes for Lead Authors of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on Addressing Uncertainties
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
C/O World Meteorological Organization
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Phone:+41 22 730 8208/54/84
Fax:+41 22 730 8025/13
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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These notes are intended to assist Lead Authors (LAs) of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) to deal with uncertainties consistently. They address approaches to developing expert judgments, evaluating uncertainties, and communicating uncertainty and confidence in findings that arise in the context of the assessment process.

The notes are divided into the following sections:

Plan to treat issues of uncertainty and confidence

Review the information available

Make expert judgments

Use the appropriate level of precision to describe findings

Communicate carefully, using calibrated language

Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Guidance Notes
Publisher and its location
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) & United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
4 page PDF file