Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Scientific adviser to the United Nations conferences on climate issues

Biography

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is a Scientific adviser to the United Nations conferences on climate issues,  he is a Belgian scientist specializing in modeling climate and the climate effects of human activities. He is a Professor at the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve) where he teaches climatology and environmental sciences and directs the Master programme in Science and Management of the Environment. He is also Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development. He received several prizes: “Energy and environment award” by the International Polar Foundation, the “Francqui Chair” from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) & with IPCC the Nobel Peace Prize 2007.