Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

This article throws light on IPCC. IPCC stands for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. IPCC is an international body for assessing  Science related to Climate Change.

The article would be helpful in preparing for the IAS Exam.

IPCC – Overview

  1. The IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a scientific government body under the United Nations set up at the request of the member governments, dedicated to providing the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change and its political and economic impacts on the nations.
  2. It was first established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme and later endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.
  3. Membership of the IPCC is open to all members of the WMO and the UNEP.
  4. The IPCC produces reports that support the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change, which is the main international treaty on climate change. Check out the list of Reports published by various International Organization on the given link.
  5. The main objective of UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Know more about the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change – UNFCCC on the given link.

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IPCC reports cover the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a report on global warming and changes in the climate system and the associated impacts on natural and human systems, with a specific focus on the magnitude and pattern of risks for global warming. candidates can read the detailed IPCC Report on the given link.

FAQ about Ipcc

What does the IPCC say about global warming?

IPCC says limiting global warming to 1.5 °C will require drastic action. Humanity has a limited window in which it can hope to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to climate report.

What is the origin of the IPCC?

IPCC was created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the objective of the IPCC is to provide governments at all levels with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies.

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