Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases

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The Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases, created in 1985, was an advisory body for the review of studies into the greenhouse effect. The group was created by the International Council of Scientific Unions, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Meteorological Organization to follow up on the recommendations of the International conference of the Assessment of the role of carbon dioxide and of other greenhouse gases in climate variations and associated impacts, held at Villach, Austria, in October 1985.[1]

The seven-member panel included Swedish meteorologist Bert Bolin and Canadian climatologist Kenneth Hare.[2]

The group held its last meeting in 1990. It was gradually replaced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


  1. ^ David Kemp (October 1994). Global Environmental Issues: A Climatological Approach. ISBN 041510310X. To ensure the follow-up of the recommendations of that conference, an Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases (AGGG) was established 
  2. ^ T. Skodvin (October 2000). Structure and Agent in the Scientific Diplomacy of Climate Change. Springer. ISBN 0792366379. Each of these bodies nominated two experts. The panel consisted of seven members