Briefing: IPCC background

Publication - 30 April, 2007
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.

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Executive summary: Provides basic background on the IPCC, how it works and its findings to date.

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