Through its assessments, the IPCC determines the state of knowledge on climate change. It identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community on topics related to climate change, and where further research is needed. The reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency. The IPCC does not conduct its own research.
IPCC reports are neutral, policy-relevant but not policy-prescriptive. The assessment reports are a key input into the international negotiations to tackle climate change. Created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, the IPCC has 195 Member countries.
From 1 to 5 April 2019, IPCC Working Group III organised the First Lead Author Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland
From 11 to 16 February 2019, IPCC Working Group III held the Fourth Lead Author Meeting in Cali, Colombia