From the BBC’s Richard Black:
And the train keeps on chugging along…
But while some figures outside the IPCC have called for Dr Pachauri’s head, government delegates here supported him continuing in post.
“I not only have the mandate to oversee the completion of AR5, but having been one of the two parties that requested a review by the IAC (the other being the UN), I now also have a commitment to oversee the implentation of the reforms that have come out of the review process.
“So I have every intention of staying right until I have completed the mission I accepted voluntarily to carry out, namely the conclusion of AR5 in 2014.”
– Rajenda Pachauri
The revised guidance emphasises that in future, authors must assess both the quality of research available and uncertainties within that research.
It urges authors to be careful of “group-think”, but maintains that it “may be appropriate to describe findings for which the evidence and understanding are overwhelming as statements of fact without using uncertainty qualifiers”.
Enhanced guidance on the use of “grey literature” – material not published in peer-reviewed scientific journals – has also been drawn up, and will be finalised by chairs of the IPCC’s working groups in the coming months.
Complete story here