09 May 2019

IIASA researcher appointed UN climate action advisory role

Joeri Rogelj has been appointed as a member of the Climate Science Advisory Group to the United Nations Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit. The group comprises of international climate scientists who are highly recognized and respected in their field. Rogelj was appointed for his world-leading expertise in climate change mitigation and low-carbon scenarios.

Joeri Rogelj

Joeri Rogelj

The Climate Science Advisory Group will provide scientific advice to the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, Special Envoy and Deputy to the Special Envoy to guide the preparations for the 2019 Climate Action Summit. This includes advice on scientific studies and findings to raise awareness of key scientific facts with leaders, policymakers and other stakeholders. They will also provide guidance to the coalitions leading the nine workstreams of the Climate Action Summit. Rogelj will be joined by ten world-leading scientists, including:

  • Leena Srivastava, IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Vice Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) School of Advanced Studies
  • Heide Hackmann, IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization
  • Thelma Krug, Director of the Department on Policies to Combat Deforestation of the Ministry of the Environment of Brazil
  • Navroz Dubash, Professor at the Centre for Policy Research
  • Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
  • Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences and Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences at the University of California in San Diego
  • Jian Liu, Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy at the University College London
  • Lisa Schipper, Environmental Social Science Research Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford

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Joeri Rogelj

Senior Research Scholar Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Senior Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program


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