No. 6 December 1994


IPCC structure

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up under UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and charged with developing the scientific background for understanding climate change. The first IPCC assessment published in 1990 and supplemented in 1992 established a general consensus on the phenomenon and lead to the formulation and international acceptance of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) which entered into force in March 1994. Three working groups have been set up to prepare the 2nd IPCC Assessment.

  1. Technical assessment of the socio-economics of impacts, adaptation and mitigation of climate change over both the short and long term and at the regional and global levels, and
  2. Development of emission scenarios.

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