The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the principal international body for assessing climate change. It was created in 1988 at the request of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It aims to provide a scientific view on climate change and its potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.
It is an organization that examines and assesses the scientific, technical and socioeconomic studies published worldwide on climate change. The IPCC, composed of 195 countries, evaluates the publications but does not elaborate its own investigations. All the gathered studies and data are used to make an assessment report.