Prof. Renhe Zhang
  • Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Vice-present of Fudan University
Dr. Renhe Zhang, Vice-president of Fudan University and Dean of Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Dean of Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Direct of Integrate Research of Disaster Risk (IRDR) International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) on Risk Interconnectivity and Governance of Weather/Climate Extremes Impact and Public Health (RIG-WECEIPHE). He is a member of Chinese Academy of Science. Before he joined Fudan University in 2016, he served as the Director of Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences.
Prof. Zhang received his PhD from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His main research interests include impact of ocean and land process on the East Asian monsoon, ENSO dynamics, variability of the Asian monsoon, role of the Tibetan Plateau in variability of the East Asian climate and severe weather system over China. He has won numerous awards including Excellent Youth Award in Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jeou-Jang Jaw Scientific Awards,China Youth Science and Technology Prize, Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award.
He served as a member of CLIVAR Pacific Panel, CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group, Air-Sea Interaction Committee of American Meteorological Society, Steering Committee of Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Executive Committee, Monsoon Panel of the WMO/CAS/WGTMR, Science Steering Committee of international programme Asian Monsoon. He is also the vice President of the China Society on Tibet Plateau (CSTP) and the Chinese Meteorological Society.
He is the PI of the Joint Lab Project on Risk and Governance of Climate Chang on Atmospheric Environment and Public Health in the Context of Carbon Neutrality, which was funded by the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality.
Prof. Guy Brasseur
  • The Member of European Science Academy
  • Senior Professor of the Max- Planck Institute of Meteorology, Germany;
  • Co-chair of MAP-AQ supported by WMO/IGAC
Guy P. Brasseur was educated at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium where he earned two engineering degrees: one in physics (1971) and one in telecommunications and electronics (1974). He obtained his PhD degree at the same University, but completed the work at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy. His PhD thesis focused on the effects of nitrogen oxides on the stratospheric ozone layer, and specifically assessed the potential stratospheric impact of a projected fleet of supersonic aircraft. Brasseur worked several years at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, where he developed advanced models of photochemistry and transport in the middle atmosphere.
In 1988, Brasseur moved to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO where he became Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division in 1990. During his tenure at NCAR, he served between 1992 and 1996 as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), and during the period 1994-2001, became Chair of the International Atmospheric Chemistry Project (IGAC) of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). On 1 January 2000, Brasseur moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he became Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Honorary Professor at the Universities of Hamburg and Brussels. He also became the Scientific Director of the German Climate Computer Center, which hosts one of the largest supercomputers dedicated to climate science. Between January 2002 and December 2005, Brasseur was the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the ICSU International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP). Brasseur was also President of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union (2002-2004) and member of the Council of AGU. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the fourth Assessment Report (WG-1) of the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). Jointly with Al Gore, the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Between January 2006 and July 2009, Brasseur was an Associate Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Head of the Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory (ESSL, 300 staff). In 2009, he was appointed founding Director of the Climate Service Center (CSC) in Hamburg, Germany and an External Member of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. He has become Distinguished Scholar at NCAR. Since June, 2014, he is affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology as a Senior Scientist and Project Leader. Between 2015 and 2018, he was Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Between 2018 and 2020, he was Associate Director of NCAR in Boulder, CO, USA.
In addition to his management tasks, Brasseur’s primary scientific interests are questions related to Global Change, climate variability, chemistry-climate relations, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, global air pollution including tropospheric ozone, solar-terrestrial relations. He has led the development of complex models describing the formation and fate of chemical compounds in the stratosphere and troposphere. He also used climate models to study the interactions between the biogeochemical and the climate system. He has authored or co-authored approximately 250 publications in the peer-reviewed literature, and has contributed to the publication of several books. He is associated with several academies: and is a doctor Honoris Causa of the Universities of Paris, Oslo and Athens.
Prof. Jürg Luterbacher
  • Chief Scientist and Director of Department of Science and Innovation, WMO
Professor Jürg Luterbacher has been the Director of Science and Innovation since January 2020 and the WMO Chief Scientist since May 2020.
Prof. Luterbacher brings strong leadership skills for the development of efficient collaboration between operational communities and research, cross-cutting and interdisciplinary science, in fostering teamwork between institutions in developing and developed countries. He has demonstrated effectiveness in cooperating with policy-makers and stakeholders.
Prof. Jürg Luterbacher, born 1968 in Solothurn (Switzerland), studied physical Geography, botany, chemistry and geology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He was awarded a PhD in Climate Science from by the Faculty of Science, University of Bern. He worked as operational chief weather forecaster at Meteotest, Switzerland. Over the past 10 years, Prof. Luterbacher has been the Chair of Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change, for two years Director of the Department of Geography, and member of the Centre for international Development and Environmental Research at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany.
Prof. Luterbacher has demonstrated leadership and excellence in a broad spectrum of climate science and contributed significantly to the holistic Climate-Earth System approach. He is a pioneer in paleoclimate science, modelling past and present climate across various time and space scales. He has contributed significantly to bridging the gap and understanding historical, current and future climate change, weather and climate extremes and impacts on ecosystems and societies. He developed and implemented the PAGES research strategy on climate change and impact in Europe and the Mediterranean, covering the past 2000 years, and co-chaired numerous activities in Asia.
The results of Prof Luterbacher’s research have been presented in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. He has repeatedly received recognition as the Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Geosciences. He was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report (AR5) chapter 5 “Information from Paleoclimate Archives” and a contributing author in AR4. He has recently published a book for Bachelor students on the Basics in Climatology. In addition, he served as an editor for various meteorology and climatology journals.
Prof. Luterbacher is a recipient of the Senior Visiting Scientist Award of the Chinese Academy of Science, the Scientific Research Expert of the Academy of Athens and the Medal for outstanding scientific contribution in teaching (University of Brno, Czech Republic). He has had several longer research stays at the University of Arizona (Tucson) and at the Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research in Beijing, China. Prof. Luterbacher is an elected member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature / Mainz, Germany.
Prof. Luterbacher is a member of a High-Level Advisory Group for an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) project on Losses and Damages from Climate Change supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He is also in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Climate Change Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.