Geneva, 4 Apr (ONA) --- A UN-backed panel will release a highly anticipated scientific report today detailing international efforts to curb climate change before global temperatures reach dangerous levels.
Reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are considered the most authoritative assessments of the state of global warming, its impacts and the measures being taken to tackle it. This is the third of three studies issued by the UN panel in the last eight months.
The first looked at the causes of global warming, determining it is "unequivocal" that human activity has caused the crisis. Report number two detailed the impacts of climate change finding that half of humanity was at risk.
These documents outlining the latest science are used by countries to negotiate global action on climate change.
Talks between governments and scientists to finalize the summary for policymakers dragged on past the original deadline until late Sunday, pushing back the planned publication by several hours. Although scientists draft the report, this summary can be edited with input from any UN state.