What is the IPCC?

ipcc_bluemarble.jpg

The IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Why was the IPCC Formed?

The IPCC was formed in 1988 by the United Nations Environmental Programme and World Meteorological Organization to gain a better understanding of global climate change. The IPCC examines, evaluates, synthesizes, and reports information from peer-reviewed published literature, but does not conduct new research. IPCC reports are used worldwide, most notably by parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as a credible
and comprehensive source of information on climate change, its potential consequences, and options to adapt to or mitigate climate change.

How is the IPCC Organized?

The IPCC is organized into three working groups. Working Group I assesses the science of climate change; Working Group II focuses on the impacts and adaptations to climate change; and Working Group III reviews options for climate change mitigation. Each Working Group has a Technical Support Unit (TSU) to help direct the production of reports and a Bureau to oversee the process. The Working Group II TSU is housed in Washington DC and the others are located overseas.

Mandate

The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they need to deal objectively with policy relevant scientific, technical and socio economic factors. They should be of high scientific and technical standards, and aim to reflect a range of views, expertise and wide geographical coverage.

 

Source: epa.gov
Search All Articles
Related Articles
No Child Left Behind Increases Parents' Choices
Nclb_thHow No Child Left Behind provides educational choices
No Child Left Behind and Charter Schools
Apple_thHow Charter Schools work with the No Child Left Behind law
No Child Left Behind and School Safety
Books_thWhy No School Left Behind will make schools safer and more drug-free
Are You Ready for Earthquakes?
Areyouready_030_thHow to be better prepared in an Earthquake

More...
Most Popular
$8,000 First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit
Tax_returnsmDetails of the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers from the 2009 stimulus package
Developer/Homeowner Transition: A Guide To Success
Baton_thA how to guide to transitioning a development from developer control to owner control.
Negative Information on Your Credit Report
Creditwomancomputer120Though most negative information remains on your credit report for 7 years, various items have more detail worth considering.
How to create a budget for your HOA
BudgetHow to create a budget for your HOA

More...

Zip Code Profiler

Neighborhoods, Home Values, Schools, City & State Data, Sex Offender Lists, more.

Instant Home Value!