Tuesday, October 6, 2015

IPCC elects a new leader

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has elected South Korean Professor Hoesung Lee as its new chair. On Tuesday, October 6  his proposed IPCC direction earned him the chair of the UN-body, beating off strong opposition from three European physicists, an American physicist and a last-minute candidate from Sierra Leone.
 Lee, aged 69, is professor in the economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development, pledged that the advice of the IPCC would move closer towards political reality and suggested to focus on carbon price as one of the priorities, as well as on implementation of growth models that can both overcome poverty and preserve the Earth's atmosphere. Lee promised to facilitate the creation of regional centres of excellence for climate research, adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction. Read more at http://www.euractiv.com/