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An ‘Indian IPCC’ on the way: Jairam

Minister for Environment & Forests Jairam Ramesh has said he feels “vindicated” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s goof-up on Himalayan glaciers.

Written by KG Narendranath | New Delhi |
January 23, 2010 3:06:37 am

Minister for Environment & Forests Jairam Ramesh has said he feels “vindicated” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (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.

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