1. What is IPCC? 
  2. The Structure of IPCC
  3. IPCC reports: how are they prepared?
  4. Why important?

What is IPCC?

  • IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • H.Q in Geneva
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
  • It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988.
  • To have a clear view on the present scenario of Climate change and its future impact on Enviornment, Livelihood, Economics.
  • It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.
    It merely assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.
  • Thousand of scientists contribute to provide info voluntarily.
  • It is open to all member countries of the United Nations (UN) and WMO. Currently 195 countries are members of the IPCC.

The Structure of IPCC

IPCC- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Structure

Each group assess the report in their respective proficiency and then a succinct conclusion can be configured out.

IPCC reports: how are they prepared?

Check this flow-chart

Report making by IPCC- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

timeline of reports

Assessment Reports Year of Publication
first 1990
Second 1995
Third 2001
Fourth 2007

Why important?

The fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) said that most of the warming that has taken place since the middle of the last century is very likely the result of increase in the concentration of human-induced greenhouse gases. A hot topic.

Fodder material can be mug up through the Yojana – Disaster Management in India, comprising

  • Harnessing technology to employ systems which can efficiently predict monsoon, Early Warning System and bla.. bla.
  • Formulating a National Action Plan.
  • Implementation and regular assessment
  • Ascertaining the post disaster effects which are generally not counted in monetary terms as well as social terms.
  • Encourage the people to emit less and to plant more and all that.
  • Formulating the new policies like Carbon Trading, whose target is to ultimately bring down the concentration of GHG irrespective of the nations.

This was a Guest article by Mr.Arpan Gupta

  1. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/shelter-from-the-storm/1010463/1
  2. http://www.ipcc.ch/