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Public Lecture - Climate Change: From Doubt to Evidence – Global and Regional Aspects

Event Details:

  • Date:       Monday 7 October 2019
  • Time:      Starts: 19:00
  • Venue:    The Cyprus InstituteNovel Technologies Laboratories Building, Events Room, 1st Floor
  • Speaker: Dr. Michel Jarraud, Secretary General Emeritus, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The lecture is in English and the event is open to the public.

Live streaming of the lecture is available on The Cyprus Institute’s YouTube Channel
Live streaming is facilitated by the CySTEM project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 667942.


The presentation will focus on how climate science can inform policy and decision making at all scales, from global to regional to local, in the context of a changing climate. It will provide an historical perspective and describe how the IPCC process developed, in order to make available the most authoritative information, with respect to climate change, the anthropogenic contribution to it and the necessity (and urgency) to deal with both mitigation and adaptation aspects.
It will address the linkages with sustainable development issues and the need to adjust governance mechanisms. It will also present future perspectives.


About The Speaker

photo michel jarraudEducation
* 1971 - 1974:Ecole Polytechnique (France) (Ecole Polytechnique is the one of the most prestigious University level scientific establishment in France
* 1974 - 1976: Ecole de la Météorologie Nationale (France)

Professional Experience
* 1976 – 1985: Météo-France and ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecast): Researcher in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), specialist of mathematical techniques for modelling the atmosphere. Played a major role in the development of the ECMWF operational numerical model, one of the leading NWP models in the world.
* 1986 – 1989: Météo-France •  Director of French national forecasting division
* 1990 – 1994: ECMWF (UK) • Head of Operations Department  and  Deputy Director of ECMWF
* 1995 – 2003: Deputy Secretary General  of WMO (World Meteorological Organisation). WMO is a specialised agency of the United Nations System with 191 Members, responsible for meteorology, climate, operational hydrology and related geosciences.
* 2004 - 2015: Secretary General of WMO •  Member of the CEB (Chief Executive Board) of the UN System
* 2012 – 2015: Chair UN-Water, the coordination body for all water related issues in the UN System

* Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) of the Universidad Nacional Agraria « La Molina », Peru (2004)
* Honorary Professor of the Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, China (2010)
* Honorary Doctor of the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, Armenia (2013)

* Secretary General Emeritus WMO (from 2016)
* Chevalier de la Légion d’ Honneur, France (2016)
* Silver medal (highest distinction) of the EMS (European Meteorological Society) for contribution to the development of European meteorology (2016)



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Additional Info

  • Date: Monday 7 October 2019
  • Time: Starts: 19:00
  • Speaker: Dr Michel Jarraud
  • Speaker Position: Secretary General Emeritus, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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