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Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Ph.D. in physics , Professor of Climatology and Environmental Sciences at Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele holds a Ph.D. in physics and is currently Professor of Climatology and Environmental Sciences at Belgium's Catholic University of Louvain. He was Vice‑Chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)Body established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988... when it was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Al Gore, and served as the organization's Vice-Chair from 2008 to October 2015. After a narrow defeat in the election for IPCC Chair, Dr. van Ypersele continues to take part at various levels in international initiatives against climate change. In late 2015, he released a book entitled Une vie au cœur des turbulences climatiques (Éditions de Boeck).