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  • IPA(key): /aɪ piː siː siː/

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  1. (climate change, UN) Initialism of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, established in 1988, aiming to advance scientific knowledge about climate change caused by human activities.
    • 2010, Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway, “Introduction”, in Merchants of Doubt:
      In 1995, the IPCC declared that the human impact on climate was now “discernible.”
    • 2021 August 9, Fiona Harvey, “Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The comprehensive assessment of climate science published on Monday, the sixth such report from the IPCC since 1988, has been eight years in the making, marshalling the work of hundreds of experts and peer-review studies.
  2. (education, India) Initialism of Integrated Professional Competency Course: a course of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  3. (Ireland) Initialism of Irish Peatland Conservation Council.
  4. (government, England, Wales) Initialism of Independent Police Complaints Commission: a non-departmental public body in England and Wales responsible for overseeing the system for handling complaints made against police forces in England and Wales.