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Now the IPCC is drawing up its Fifth Assessment Report, which will again be co-edited by the IPCC’s chair, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri of India. On Monday, he provided a sneak preview of its findings at a "Changing Climate" seminar in Joensuu, eastern Finland, also featuring Heidi Hautala, the Finnish Minister of international Development.
According to Pachauri, the most important way of limiting the harmful effects of climate change is making polluters pay for their carbon dioxide emissions.
"There are whole range of options which are actually negative-cost options,” he told Yle. “We also found that perhaps the most effective instrument for bringing about mitigation would be a price of carbon."
The IPCC will reveal the first part of its Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm in late September. Its director is bracing for a range of criticism of the report -- or perhaps even looking forward to it.
"We love debate, after all science only drives under debate. We welcome it, as long as it's objective and well-intentioned," says Pachauri.