IAC Media Advisory: InterAcademy Council to Release IPCC Review at U.N. Aug. 30

The InterAcademy Council (IAC) committee that conducted an independent review of the processes and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will deliver its report to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IPCC Chair Rajendra K. Pachauri in New York City on Monday, Aug. 30.

The report, CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENTS: REVIEW OF THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES OF THE IPCC, will be publicly released at a press conference in the U.N.’s Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium beginning at 10 a.m. EDT. The event will be webcast live and archived for later viewing at http://www.un.org/webcast. Upon release, the IAC report will be available online at http://reviewipcc.interacademycouncil.net/.

Participating from the InterAcademy Council will be:

  • Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAC co-chair and president, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Harold Shapiro, chair of IAC Committee to Review IPCC and economist/former president, Princeton University (USA)
  • Roseanne Diab, vice chair of IAC Committee to Review IPCC and executive officer, Academy of Science of South Africa
  • Peter Williams, member of IAC Committee to Review IPCC and treasurer/vice president of The Royal Society, London (UK)

Reporters who do not have U.N. press accreditation may register to attend the press conference by contacting the U.N. Department of Public Information’s Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit at +1 212 963 6934 or online at www.un.org/media/accreditation. To receive the report via e-mail at the time of release or to request an interview immediately after the press conference, contact William Kearney (contact information below). Reporters may also contact media liaisons listed below. IAC committee member Louise Fresco, University Professor, University of Amsterdam, will be available for interviews in Amsterdam on Aug. 30. Contact Irene van Houten at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (contact information below) to arrange an interview.

The IAC is an organization of the world’s science academies. It was established in 2000 to mobilize top scientists and engineers around the world to provide evidence-based advice to international bodies such as the United Nations and World Bank. The IAC Secretariat is hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.

IAC media contacts

William Kearney
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
+1 202 334 2138/ +1 202 450 9166 (mobile)

Irene van Houten or Hugo van Bergen
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0733 / +31 6 1137 5909 (mobile)/ + 31 20 551 0769 /+31 6 2159 9939 (mobile)
irene.van.houten@bureau.knaw.nl / hugo.van.bergen@bureau.knaw.nl

Alice Henchley or Bill Hartnett
The Royal Society, London
+44 207 451 2514 / 207 451 2516/ +44 7931 423323 (mobile)
alice.henchley@royalsociety.org / bill.hartnett@royalsociety.org