- Sustain and further develop what the IPCC does best: rigorous, independent, science-driven assessments of knowledge about all dimensions of the climate change issue
- Further develop the inclusive characteristics of the IPCC, so that the participation of developing country scientists is enhanced and that the perspectives of all regions of the world are reflected
- Stimulate collaboration and knowledge sharing across as many interfaces as possible, including within the IPCC and with other institutions
- Further develop the communication of the IPCC regarding scientific products and procedures, and ensure greater transparency and accountability of the assessment process
- Lead the IPCC in a dynamic way, serving its members full time and responding to the evolving need for information that is both policy relevant and policy neutral; contribute to the capacity development of the next generation of IPCC authors, including through the IPCC scholarship programme
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Official support by Belgium
The Council of Ministers of Belgium decided in February 2014 to support the candidature of Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele for the position of Chair of the IPCC Bureau. The elections will be held at the 42nd Plenary session of the IPCC in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 5 to 8 October 2015.