Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is Professor of Climatology and Environmental sciences at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), and Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
He made his doctoral research in climatology at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA). He specialized in modelling climate and the climate effects of human activities, and has recently worked on the impacts of climate change.
He is Vice-Chair of the Working Group II of the IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore), and participates regularly to the United Nations conferences on climate issues, as scientific advisor. He chairs the Energy & Climate Working Group of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development.
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