UN Climate Panel to Examine Adaptation, Food Security in Next Report

The United Nations panel of climate experts intends to look at how societies adapt to climate change and its impact on food security in its next report, senior officials said.

The 2014 report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will tackle increasing acidity in oceans, the ways communities adjust to effects of climate change, and how food insecurity affects military conflict and economic growth, IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri said.

“What would dictate action and what would be policy-relevant are the economic dimensions of mitigation measures,” Pachauri said.

The panel is now selecting 600 to 700 lead authors from more than 3,000 nominations to draft the fifth flagship report, according to the IPCC chief. IPCC came under fire earlier this year due to errors on the melting of Himalayan glaciers and flooding.

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