Reforming the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed in 1988 to provide an assessment of the then state of knowledge on climate change. It produced that report in 1990, but like all bureaucratic organizations, not only did it continue in existence, it expanded its role. In addition to producing assessment, the fourth of which is now being written, it has produced special reports on subjects ranging from emissions scenarios to carbon capture and storage, and is also responsible for developing methodologies for the emissions inventories countries the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol require countries to submit.

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