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UN Climate Panel Must Obey Its Own Rules, Report Says, Calling for New Leadership Structure

The UN climate change panel must obey its own rules if it is to avoid errors in the future, a review committee said in a 101-page report.

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came under heavy criticism for publishing errors, such as one that forecast a rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers. In response, the InterAcademy Council, an international group of scientists, was charged with critiquing the IPCC's work.

Among it's findings, the Council said the IPCC should:
- more rigorously enforce its own guidelines
- clarify certain guidelines, especially those relating to uncertainty
- establish an executive committee to assert authority over guideline compliance and other matters
- rotate its leadership more often


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