Thursday, June 17, 2010

InterAcademy Council IPCC Review Meeting

McGill University in Montreal, Canada

The Office of News and Public Opinion at the [U.S.] National Academies reports (6-14-10):

Monday, June 14, 2010

InterAcademy Council IPCC Review Meeting

The InterAcademy Council committee reviewing the processes and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held its second meeting at McGill University in Montreal today. Scientists who have led and participated in IPCC assessments presented their perspectives of the assessment process to the committee. The InterAcademy Council is a body of the world’s science academies, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Listen to the Meeting

The homepage of the InterAcademy Council (IAC) explains:

The InterAcademy Council (IAC) produces reports on scientific, technological, and health issues related to the great global challenges of our time, providing knowledge and advice to national governments and international organizations.

The eighteen-member InterAcademy Council Board is composed of presidents of fifteen academies of science and equivalent organizations...

According to the InterAcademy Council (IAC) Review of the IPCC:

The committee expects to deliver a peer-reviewed report with its findings and recommendations by Aug. 30. The IAC is an organization of the world’s science academies. It was established in 2000 to mobilize top scientists and engineers around the world to provide evidence-based advice to international bodies such as the United Nations and World Bank. The IAC Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.

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