MEXICO CITY, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Mexico will host the 45th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world's leading scientific body on global warming and climate change, the government said on Friday.
The United Nations group, composed of scientists and climate experts from 195 countries, will be meeting in the western city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, March 28 to 31, the head of the National Ecology and Climate Change Institute (INECC), Maria Amparo Martinez, said at a press conference.
The main goal of the gathering is to review the latest developments in global warming and prepare reports in the lead up to an international meeting in 2018 that will follow up on the Paris Agreement, a global commitment to curb greenhouse gases.
The IPCC, according to its website, was created to "provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation."
Though some continue to question the reality of climate change, higher sea temperatures are affecting weather patterns in Latin America, with sudden and severe droughts and rains.