IPCC 5th Assessment Review

Inquiry status: report published and government response received

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an international body for the assessment of climate change.  Its aim is to provide the world with a scientific view on the current state of climate change knowledge and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.

This inquiry will explore the latest conclusions of the IPCC, the extent to which the conclusions are robust, and their impact on national and international policy making.



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  • 11 Mar 2014 - IPCC 5th Assessment Review - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF370 KB) HC 587 | Published 17 Jul 2014

    Evidence given by Professor David Mackay, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser; Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change, and David Warrilow, Head of Climate Science and International Evidence, Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • 28 Jan 2014 - IPCC 5th Assessment Review - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF486 KB) HC 587 | Published 31 Mar 2014

    Evidence given by Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, Professor Myles Allen, University of Oxford University, and Dr Peter Stott, Met Office; Professor Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nicholas Lewis, Climate researcher, and Donna Laframboise, Author

  • 11 Feb 2014 - IPCC 5th Assessment Review - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF372 KB) HC 587 | Published 06 Mar 2014

    Evidence given by Sir Peter Williams, Royal Society, and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Royal Meteorological Society; Guy Newey, Policy Exchange, Jonathan Grant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and James Painter, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.

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