What is IPCC?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC produces assessment and special reports on climate change and related topics. The 4th Assessment Report (AR4) on Climate Change was released in 2007 and is available through the IPCC web site. In late 2007, participants in all the IPCC assessments since 1990 shared in the Nobel Peace Prize.