GENEVA — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has selected 14 members for the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessment (TG-Data) from 81 nominations from 51 countries.

TG-Data aims to provide guidance to the IPCC’s Data Distribution Centre (DDC) on curation, traceability, stability, availability and transparency of data and scenarios related to the reports of the IPCC. Together with the DDC, the Task Group facilitates the availability and consistent use of climate change-related data and scenarios in support of the implementation of the IPCC’s programme of work.

The Task Group will be co-chaired by David Huard from Canada and Sebastian Vicuna from Chile. The other members are:

* Kornelis Blok (Netherlands),

* Steven Crimp (Australia),

* Sha Fu (China),

* Wawan Gunawan (Indonesia),

* José Manuel Gutiérrez (Spain),

* Michio Kawamiya (Japan),

* Nana Ama Browne Klutse (Ghana),

* Volker Krey (Germany),

* Silvina Solman (Argentina),

* Gerard van der Schrier (Netherlands),

* Michele Warburton-Toucher (South Africa), and

* Rachel Warren (United Kingdom).

TG-DATA was formerly known as the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA). The Panel renamed the Task Group during the 47th Session of the IPCC in March last year, when it adopted the Task Group’s new Terms of Reference as well as guidance for the Data Distribution Centre. The Data Distribution Centre’s role is to archive and provide transparency, traceability, and stability of data and scenarios that are relevant in the context of the IPCC.