UN science chief defends work, welcomes review

A UN-commissioned review into errors made by the climate change panel opens in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: The head of the U.N. scientific body on climate change is defending the work of the thousands of scientists who contribute to its reports even as he welcomes a review of procedures that produced errors that undermined the panel`s public credibility.

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajecndra Pachauri, has cautioned the independent scientific committee reviewing the IPCC`s work not to undermine scientists` motivation for contributing to reports on global warming.

Pachauri told the committee`s first meeting Friday that the panel`s conclusions are valid, even in areas where mistakes were discovered, but that the panel needs to communicate better with the nonscientific world.

The review is expected to take several weeks.

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