When errors were observed in the initial drafts of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) set up a ‘Team B’ to produce an independent evaluation of the available scientific evidence.
The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) first met in Milan in 2003, then was activated after the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers appeared in February 2007. The team changed its name to the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) and organized an international climate workshop in Vienna in April 2007.
The present report stems from the Vienna workshop and subsequent research. The first report of the NIPCC includes contributions by more than a dozen scholars.