The IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988. At the time it was recognised that climate change was a serious issue and that world leaders would need unbiased scientific advice - independent of national interests and corporate influence. The IPCC is charged with providing 'policy relevant' but not 'policy prescriptive' advice to policymakers on all aspects of the climate change problem.
Executive summary: Provides basic background on the IPCC, how it works and its findings to date.
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