Prof Corinne Le Quéré

Corinne Le Quéré FRS CBE is Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. She conducts research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle, including those mediated by marine ecosystems. Her research has showed that climate change and variability affects the capacity of the Earth’s natural carbon reservoirs to take up carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere by human activities. Prof Le Quéré instigated and led for 13 years the annual update of the global carbon budget within the Global Carbon Project, an international effort to inform global climate agreements. She was author of three assessments reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is former Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Professor Le Quéré is Chair of France’s High Council on climate, an independent experts body that advises the French Government on its responses to climate change, and member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. She received several awards for her work and engagement.

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