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About Corinne Le Quéré

Corinne Le Quéré is Royal Society Research Professor at the University of East Anglia. She conducts research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle. Her research has showed that climate change and variability affect the capacity of the Earth's natural carbon reservoirs to take up carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere by human activities.

Professor Le Quéré instigated and led for 13 years the annual update of the global carbon budget, an international effort to inform global climate agreements. She was author of three assessment reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, and is former Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Professor Le Quéré is Chair of France's High Council on climate, an independent expert body that advises the French Government on its responses to climate change, and member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. She was elected Fellow of the UK Royal Society (FRS) in 2016 and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2019 for services to climate change science.



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