The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
The IPCC was created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation options.
Through its assessments, the IPCC determines the state of knowledge on climate change. It identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community on topics related to climate change, and where further research is needed. The reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency.
The IPCC does not conduct its own research. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports are neutral, policy-relevant but not policy-prescriptive. The assessment reports are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. Created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, the IPCC has 195 Member countries. In the same year, the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.
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- Remarks by IPCC Chair during the Opening ceremony COP28 30 November 202330 November 2023, Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured to address the opening of COP28 on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the IPCC. We are thankful to the UEA government and UNFCCC for their careful preparation of this conference and generous […]
- The IPCC at COP28 28 November 2023GENEVA, Nov 28 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is planning a strong presence at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP28 runs from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The IPCC Chair, Jim Skea, will address the […]
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