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The Intergovernmental panel on climate change is a panel of qualified scientific personnel set up under the umbrella of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The mandate of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change is to provide government bodies, decision makers, and all interested in climate change, its causes, affects and solutions with comprehensive scientific, technical, and socio economic information without bias to the parties concerned.

The Intergovernmental panel on climate change consists of members of the scientific community, who participate by submitting articles, and reviews of the current data available on climate change, world governments, who are members of the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization, these government bodies are involved in the sessions where decisions are made and reports are collected and approved, and the United Nations whose goal is to promote human development goals.

The Intergovernmental panel on climate change is a scientific body created in 1988 to study the very serious issue of climate change and its impact on the earth’s environment. The research offered in the reports and articles submitted by scientists from all over the globe is based upon human induced climate change, anthropogenic climate change, and not climate change occurring by natural phenomena.

Policymakers, professionals, and students use the reports and findings regularly submitted by the Intergovernmental panel on climate change to further their education and work relative endeavors. The Parts of the reports have been used as a launching point for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992), and this convention and as a reference point for the Kyoto Protocol of 1997.

The Intergovernmental panel on climate change shared the Nobel peace prize in 2007 with former Vice President of the United States of America, Al Gore.

It is important to note that the panel does not carry out any on going research but accepts research papers from the world scientific bodies that do. The aim of the panel is to educate world decision makers with knowledge to make vital decisions and execute global climate change solutions.

The Intergovernmental panel meets once a year to elect a chair and form the various task groups. At the moment there are three task forces in operation: Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Working Group 1, The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change, Working Group 2, Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability" and Working Group 3 - Mitigation of Climate Change.

The Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change Trust Fund handles the participation of developing countries, reports and reviews, and in turn, government bodies can voluntarily add their monetary support, or technical expertise.