Corinne Le Quere's Queen’s Birthday Honour

June 10, 2019

Corinne Le Quéré of UEA and the Tyndall Centre has been awarded a Queen’s Birthday Honour. Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS is now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to climate change science.

Corinne is a physicist specialising in the understanding of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with climate change, specialising in the Southern Ocean, the Global Carbon Budget, and climate science for climate policy. Corinne was Director for the Tyndall Centre from 2011 to December 2018. 

“Having worked with Corinne until recently, I know first hand her outstanding contribution to global and national climate change science and climate policy. I am so pleased that Queen and Country has also recognised her outstanding contribution with this honour. It is so well-deserved" said Asher Minns, Executive Director of the Tyndall Centre.

Last year, Corinne was chosen by French president Emmanuel Macron to lead the first High Council on Climate Action. Corinne is also a current member of the UK Committee on Climate Change; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Great Britain; and Royal Society Professorial Fellow.

Corinne also each year leads the Global Carbon Budget, the international collective effort by scientists worldwide to update each year the latest data on global and national carbon emissions and their partitioning among the atmosphere, land and oceans, including the drivers of emissions. Corinne was also the author of the 3rd, 4th, and 5thAssessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 

Here is Corinne speaking about her career on BBC Radio4 Life Scientific