Dr. Rogelj’s research has had an exceptional impact on international climate policy. His pioneering work on climate change scenarios changed the global conversation around the feasibility of keeping global warming to 1.5°C in advance of the UN Paris Agreement. His other major contributions that have increased understanding of climate action include studies of the effectiveness of international climate agreements, of carbon budgets and net zero targets for limiting climate change, and of the interaction between climate action and sustainable development. Over the past decade, Dr. Rogelj has played a leading role in international climate science and policy, serving as an author on highly influential reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), providing expert evidence to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and serving as the youngest member on the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit Science Advisory Group in 2019.
The 2021 Prize
All 2021 awardees received an original piece of art by scientific photographer Karl Gaff who specializes in microscopy art. Joeri Rogelj received ‘Botanical Heaven’.
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