IPCC to prepare new assessment report on climate change

April 10th, 2008 - 10:07 pm ICT by admin  

Budapest, April 10 (DPA) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Nobel Peace Prize winning UN body, has agreed to bring out its next major assessment report by 2014, its chairman Rajendra Pachauri of India said Thursday. The IPCC’s fourth report was used as the basis of global climate change talks and was largely responsible for it last year winning the Peace Prize - along with former US vice president Al Gore - for increasing public awareness of manmade climate change.

Pachauri, speaking to journalists after the body’s 28th congress in Budapest, said that the IPCC would attempt to make as big an impact with the next report as it did with the previous one.

“One thing we have done consciously is make sure what we do is done on a large scale. That is why there was a major impact worldwide with the fourth report,” he said.

“Frankly we don’t have a choice - we would not be meeting expectation if did not do the same with the fifth report,” he added.

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