India Supports IPCC Climate Change Chief

7 February 2010 (Last Updated February 7th, 2010 18:30)

India has expressed support for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its chairman Rajendra, who has been under attack over recent scientific errors. The IPCC – the UN's climate science body – admitted last month that it had made a mistake in claiming that Himalayan glaci

India has expressed support for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its chairman Rajendra, who has been under attack over recent scientific errors.

The IPCC – the UN's climate science body – admitted last month that it had made a mistake in claiming that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035, a date it included in its 2007 assessment of climate impacts.

In the recent UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Environment, executive secretary Yvo de Boer was quoted by the BBC as saying that errors in the IPCC report on Himalayan glaciers should not detract from the overall conclusions drawn in the study.

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh, previously critical of the IPCC, said the government backed him to the hilt, reports BBC.