UN panel opens Stockholm meet on global warming
Stockholm: The UN`s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change opened a meeting today in Stockholm that is scheduled to see the release of the most recent projections of the pace of global warming.
The organisation, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, brings together thousands of scientists and is expected to cap five days of talks on Friday with the release of the first volume of a comprehensive report on climate change, its consequences and ways to cope with the challenges.
"The scientific evidence of Climate change has strengthened year after year, leaving few uncertainties apart from the serious consequences," the panel`s chairman Rajendra Pachauri said at the start of the gathering.
"I`m looking forward to working with you in the next four days to deliberate and approve (this report) line by line," he said.
The volume to be issued on Friday is expected to paint a bleak picture of climate change in the coming decades, with the worst-case scenario predicting warming of more than triple the target set by vulnerable small-island states.
The trilogy that the volume is part of is only the fifth overview issued by the UN panel in the past quarter century.
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