January 23, 2010 3:06:37 am
Minister for Environment & Forests Jairam Ramesh has said he feels vindicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC) goof-up on Himalayan glaciers. Talking to the The Financial Express,the minister said India would soon have a well-equipped national agency for climate change assessment,as the UN body had proven unequal to the task.
The new agency would be an Indian IPCC,the minister said. He added that the UN body,with its biases,seemed incapable of original and genuine research.
Ramesh said the new agency would have a pan-IIT network as its backbone. He said it would be formed out of the fledgling Indian Network for Comprehensive Climatic Change Assessment. Once full-fledged,the new body would comprise 250 scientists from diverse disciplines and would leverage resources to produce a series of annual assessments for different sectors.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.