The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading body for the assessment of climate change
Established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988
Provides the world with a scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
Since it was established it has produced four Assessment reports: 1990, 1995, 2001 and 2007.
On December 10, 2007 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the IPCC and former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore ‘for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change’.