InterAcademy Council Media Advisory

IPCC Review Committee To Hold Public Sessions on May 14 in Amsterdam

The InterAcademy Council (IAC), an organization of the world’s science academies, has convened a committee to conduct an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). At its first meeting on Friday, May 14, at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam, the committee will hear presentations in open session, the audio of which will be webcast live.

The presentations are scheduled from 10:20 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 to 2 p.m CEST. The morning presentations will be made by IPCC Chair Rajendra K. Pachauri and Secretary of the IPCC Renate Christ. The afternoon presentations will be conducted via telephone by Janos Pasztor, Director of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, and Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The meeting will be held in the Tinbergen Room at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam. Space is limited; reporters who wish to attend should register in advance by contacting William Kearney, or +1 202 334 2144/ +1 202 450-9166 (mobile).  The audio webcast of the public sessions will be available at <> .
Other IAC media contacts

Irene van Houten or Hugo van Bergen
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam
+31 20 5510733 / +31 6 1137 5909 (mobile)/ + 31 20 551 0769 /+31 6 2159 9939 (mobile) /

Alice Henchley or Bill Hartnett
The Royal Society, London
+44 207 451 2514 / 207 451 2516/ +44 7931 423323 (mobile) /