The main objective of the LAM1 was to create chapter/cross chapter breakouts and to develop a detailed plan for preparing a preliminary internal draft. This internal draft will be sent to a small group of reviewers selected by the WGI Bureau members, after consultation with chapter Coordinating Lead Authors. The results of this informal peer review will be considered at the Second Lead Author Meeting (LAM2) in January 2019, in Vancouver, Canada, for the preparation of the First Order Draft (FOD) of the report.
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