Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS CBE, is Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia and former Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Corinne conducts research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle. She Chairs France’s High Council on climate and is a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change.
Corinne formerly led the annual update of the Global Carbon Budget, an international effort of the Global Carbon Project to provide the latest information on global and national carbon emissions and their partitioning among the atmosphere, land and oceans, including their drivers. She is author of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Prof Le Quéré is originally from Canada. She completed a Ph.D. in oceanography at University Paris VI (1999), an M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University, and a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Montréal. She has conducted research at Princeton University in the United States, at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Germany, and at the British Antarctic Survey.
Prof Le Quéré’s core research area is on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle, including the drivers of human emissions. She made a number of advances in the quantification of the causes of variability and trends in atmospheric carbon dioxide over various time scales and spearheaded the development and use of carbon cycle models in carbon budgets.