IPCC stands for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The United Nations oversees the IPCC organization, which is dedicated to assessing and reporting on climate change.
The IPCC was created in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization. The primary directive of the IPCC is to support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international treaty that addresses climate change.
The IPCC is not a research organization, but rather serves to review, assess and report on current scientific research, studies and technological developments that are used to aid in understanding the causes of climate change and the resulting impacts on the environment.