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InterAcademy Council to Review the IPCC’s Processes and Procedures

10 March 2010: At a press conference held on10 March 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US,UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chair Rajendra Pachauri launched an Independent Review of the IPCC's processes and procedures.

At the event, Ban and Pachauri announced that they had asked the InterAcademy Council (IAC), which is the umbrella organization for various national academies of science from countries around the world, to conduct an independent review of the IPCC's processes and procedures to further strengthen the quality of the Panel's reports on climate change. The review will examine every aspect of how the IPCC's reports are prepared, including the use of non-peer reviewed literature and the reflection of diverse viewpoints and institutional aspects, such as management functions as well as the Panel's procedures for making public its findings. The report has been requested by 31 August 2010, so it can be considered at the 32nd session of the IPCC in October. [IPCC Press Release] [Terms of Reference of the IAC] [Press Conference Transcript]