UN climate panel adopts strict reporting standards

Global climate change panel preparing new overall assessment of impacts

New standards will bolster credibility of IPCC reports.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has been a whipping boy for the global-warming deniers on the fringe of the climate debate, last week adopted stringent new standards that will give the panel even more credibility as it tries to provide an international framework for dealing with the spiraling climate change crisis.

“I feel gratified that the process that the UN Secretary-General and I initiated a little over a year ago requesting InterAcademy Council to review the IPCC’s processes and procedures has culminated in such a successful outcome,” said IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri. “The 194 governments which constitute the IPCC have put in enormous efforts to analyze the challenges facing the panel, study the recommendations carefully and come up with decisions that strengthen its work.” Continue reading

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