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IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- H.Q in Geneva
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
- It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988.
- To have a clear view on the present scenario of Climate change and its future impact on Enviornment, Livelihood, Economics.
- It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. It merely assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.
- Thousand of scientists contribute to provide info voluntarily.
- It is open to all member countries of the United Nations (UN) and WMO. Currently 195 countries are members of the IPCC.
The Structure of IPCC
Each group assess the report in their respective proficiency and then a succinct conclusion can be configured out.
IPCC reports: how are they prepared?
Year of Publication
- The fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) said that most of the warming that has taken place since the middle of the last century is very likely the result of increase in the concentration of human-induced greenhouse gases.
- Harnessing technology to employ systems which can efficiently predict monsoon, Early Warning System etc.
- Formulating a National Action Plan.
- Implementation and regular assessment.
- Ascertaining the post disaster effects which are generally not counted in monetary terms as well as social terms.
- Encourage the people to emit less and to plant more and all that.
- Formulating the new policies like Carbon Trading, whose target is to ultimately bring down the concentration of GHG irrespective of the nations.