Corinne Le Quéré

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Corinne Le Quéré
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Corinne Le Quéré at the Royal Society admissions day in London for new fellows in 2016
BornJuly 1966 (1966-07) (age 53)
Alma materUniversity of Montreal
McGill University
University of Paris VI
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of East Anglia

Marie Corinne Lyne Le Quéré CBE FRS (born July 1966) is a French-Canadian scientist. She is Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia and former Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.


Le Quéré received her B.Sc. in physics from University of Montreal, an M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in oceanography from University of Paris VI.[1]

Career and research[edit]

She was co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project (GCP) from 2009 until 2013. [2] Since 2014 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Future Earth platform for sustainability research.[3] Within the GCP, she initiated and directs the annual publication of the Global Carbon Budget.[4][5][1]

Honours and awards[edit]

Le Quéré was awarded the Claude Berthault award from the French Academy of Sciences in 2012, [6] the first Copernicus medal of the Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V. in 2013/2014,[7] and was the annual Bolin lecturer in Stockholm University in 2014.[8]

In 2015, she received a Blaise Pascal Medal for Earth and Environmental Sciences from the European Academy of Sciences.[9]

In 2016, Le Quéré was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society[10]

In 2016, she was listed among the 20 "women making waves in the climate change debate" on the Road to Paris.[11]

Le Quéré was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to climate change science.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Corinne Le Quere Biography". Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  2. ^ "GCP : Global Carbon Project : Homepage". Global Carbon Project. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  3. ^ "Home". Future Earth. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  4. ^ "Carbon Budget". 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  5. ^ IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, for which Dr. Le Quéré is a lead author.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2015-02-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Copernicus e.V. - Medal". Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  8. ^ "Science Forum with Prof. Corinne Le Quéré, Bolin Climate Lecturer 2014 - Faculty of Science". Archived from the original on 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
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  10. ^ "Corinne Le Quere". Royal Society. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  11. ^ "20 women making waves in the climate change debate - Road to Paris - ICSU". 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  12. ^ "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B9.