Robbert Dijkgraaf, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and university professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), will head the InterAcademy Council, a UN commission consisting of scientists investigating the controversial Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate report. The commission was set up by Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United Nations.
The 2007 IPCC climate report came under heavy criticism after it emerged that not all the scientific information was correct. Ban Ki-Moon said on 10 March 2010 that there are ‘a small number of mistakes' in the IPCC report. The investigation into the report should be completed by August.