UN Starts Independent Review of IPCC Functioning

Following criticism in recent months for errors in climate change reports, UN has finally started an independent review of the functioning of its top climate change body IPCC, reported PTI.

“…We need to ensure full transparency, accuracy and objectivity and minimize the potential of any error going forward. I have initiated in tandem with the head of the IPCC a comprehensive independent review of the IPCC’s procedures and processes,” UN chief Ban Ki-moon was quoted as saying while talking to reporters.

He had yesterday said: “There were a very small number of errors in the 3,000 pages of the beleaguered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s last major synthesis of climate data in 2007.”

Ban and IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri announced the decision to review the report which erroneously claimed that Himalayan glaciers would melt away by 2035.

It may be mentioned that the error was also ascribed to a typographical mistake with the words 2035 appearing in place of 2350.

However, the errors, including projections of retreats in Himalayan glaciers, have put public confidence in the Nobel Prize winning panel’s work at risk.

“This review will be conducted by the InterAcademy Council…it will be done completely independent of the United Nations,” he was quoted as saying.

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