• Keynote: Speech
  • Co-design

Thursday 16 Nov 2017
1F Main Hall

Session Concept:
Co-design for Transformation


Gordon McBean
President, The International Council for Science (ICSU)
Prof. Gordon McBean is President of the International Council for Science (ICSU), Co-Chair of the Governing Council for Future Earth: Research for Global Sustainability, and Professor Emeritus of Geography at Western University, London, Canada. He has been very active in international scientific programmes: Chair (1988-94), World Climate Research Programme; Chair (2005-11) Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Program; President (2009-15), START International; and President (2000-2011) Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. He is a member of the Orders of Canada and of Ontario; shares the Nobel Peace Prize (2007) as a major contributor to IPCC.He was awarded, in 2015: University of British Columbia Alumni Award of Distinction; American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award; and American Meteorological Society Cleveland Abbe Prize; and in 2017, International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize of the World Meteorological Organization.