Climate experts meet in Monaco

Climate Change

Emission: One of the factors endangering clime.

Emission: A major factor endangering climate.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Monaco on Friday to begin debate of a special report on the effects of global warming on oceans, coastal and polar regions.

Representatives of the IPCC member states will debate the report, compiled with input from 100 researchers from around the world, from 10 am (0800 GMT).

The final report, which includes a summary for policymakers, will be presented next Wednesday in Monaco.

The report focuses on the effects of greenhouse gases on oceans, including the melting of ice due to global warming, which is causing sea levels to rise.

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It also covers the effects of ocean warming on underwater sea life.

The IPCC, an institution of the United Nations that deals with climate change has 195 members.

It is intended to offer advice for political decision-makers.