IPCC (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     29th January 2024        

Context: India along with other developing countries has flagged serious concerns over attempts by developed nations to shorten the timeline for the delivery of the seventh assessment cycle report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), people familiar with the matter.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • About: The IPCC, created in 1988 by the WMO and UNEP, assesses climate change science for the United Nations.
  • Membership: Boasting 195 member countries, the IPCC serves as a universal body for climate-related evaluations.
  • Objective: To evaluate scientific, technical, and socio-economic data pertaining to human-induced climate change and propose mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Key Activities: Primarily, the IPCC produces assessment reports, special reports, and methodology reports, influencing global climate change negotiations.
  • Research Approach: The IPCC does not conduct original research but synthesizes global scientific literature, involving scientists worldwide in drawing logical conclusions.
  • Working Groups: Comprising three working groups, the IPCC focuses on climate physics, impacts and adaptation, and mitigation strategies.
  • Working Group Responsibilities: Working Group I examines climate change physics, Group II assesses impacts and adaptation, and Group III concentrates on climate change mitigation.
  • Reports Compilation: The three working groups release individual reports, later synthesized into a comprehensive document known as the synthesis report.
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