Hoesung Lee, distinguished professor of KU GREEN SCHOOL,
selected among Time magazine’s 100 influential people of 2019
▲ Hoesung Lee, distinguished professor at Korea University GREEN SCHOOL
Hoesung Lee, Distinguished Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Engineering and Technology (GREEN SCHOOL) and Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has been named among American news magazine Time’s 100 most influential people of 2019.
Professor Lee, elected as chair of IPCC since 2015, has made efforts to strengthen the global response of world leaders to the threat of climate change.
Each year, Time magazine names the 100 most influential people in the world, and this year’s list, now in its sixteenth year, includes K-pop group BTS and IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee.
Professor Lee said, “IPCC has dedicated itself to developing global communications about climate change for the last 30 years. Thanks to this effort by IPCC, I happened to be selected as one of Time’s 100 influential people.”
Professor Lee demonstrated his leadership by having a special report entitled ”Global Warming of 1.5˚C” approved at the 48th session of the IPCC convened in October 2018. The report, issued in response to an invitation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), alerted the world that climate risks were significant and contributed to developing implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement in 2018.