Corinne Le Quéré

Chair, France High Council on Climate

Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS CBE, is Royal Society Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia, where she conducts research on climate change and the carbon cycle, including the drivers of CO2 emissions. She is the founding Chair of France’s Haut conseil pour le climat, and independent advisory committee established in law that evaluates public action on climate change and makes recommandations. She is also a member of the equivalent UK Committee on Climate Change. Le Quéré is former Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She authored several Assessment reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and instigated and led for over a decade the annual update of the global carbon budget within the Global Carbon Project. She was elected Fellow of the UK Royal Society in 2016. Le Quéré is originally from Canada and currently works in the UK.