Jean-Pascal van Ypersele
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele de Strihou (born 1957, in Brussels) is a Belgian Professor of Climatology and Environmental Sciences at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).
He obtained a PhD in physics at the Université catholique de Louvain (1986 with highest honours) and made his doctoral research in climatology at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), (Colorado, USA) on the effect of global warming on Antarctic sea ice.
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and participates as scientific adviser to the United Nations conferences on climate issues. He teaches climatology and environmental sciences, and directs the Master programme in Science and Management of the Environment at the UCL. Since 1993, he is a member of the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development, and he chairs its Working Group on Energy and Climate.
- 2006: Energy and environment award from the International Polar Foundation
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