IPCC structure

IPCC structure

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Uploaded 22 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2005
From collection: Vital Climate Graphics
Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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In 1988, UNEP and WMO jointly established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as concern over changes in the climate became a political issue. The purpose of the IPCC was to assess the state of knowledge on the various aspects of global change including science, environmental and socio-economic impacts and response strategies. The IPCC is recognized as the most authoritative scientific and technical voice on these issues, and its assessments had a profound influence on the negotiators of the United Nations Framework Convention, UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol. The IPCC is organized into three working groups plus a task force on national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. Working Group I assesses the scientific aspects of the climate system its changes; Working Group II addresses the vulnerability of human and natural systems, the negative and positive consequences of climate change, and options for adapting to them; and Working Group III assesses options for limiting ...
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