(2015-10-14)The European Union (EU) confirmed its continued support for the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the run-up to the Paris Climate Summit (COP21), according to a European Commission press release Wednesday.
IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
The Commission spoke highly of the reports provided by the IPCC, saying they "serve as the scientific basis for global climate action".
"This information is crucial for the negotiations for a new global climate agreement due to be concluded at the Paris Climate Summit (COP21) this December," added the Commission.
"The Paris Agreement must provide the framework for accelerating the global transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies, and the IPCC's scientific work helps show us the way," said Miguel Arias Canete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.
The EU also said it backed the newly-elected IPCC chair, Dr. Hoesung Lee from the South Korea.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/14/c_134713997.htm