Climate-ABC: IPCC

The IPCC, short for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is both a scientific body and an intergovernmental committee and as an institution belongs to the United Nations (UN).

Scientists, government officials and observers from various international organizations and civil society jointly contribute to the preparation of the IPCC Assessment Reports. These reports aim to combine scientific, socio-economic and technical results of current climate-related research and thus create a scientific basis for political action by the UN. In 2007 the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The reformulation of this accumulated knowledge into political action at both international and national level is proving difficult. This is due in part to the diversity of political agendas, economic interests and national (social, political, economic and infrastructural) basic conditions.

Deutsche IPCC Koordinierungsstelle. (2020). Der Weltklimarat IPCC. ipcc. Deutsche Koordinierungsstelle. Retrieved 10 28, 2020, from