An economist, whose brother is a former prime minister of South Korea, is the IPCC’s new chief, reports the Straits Times

Although one of the world’s top carbon emitters, South Korea has also become a leader in pursuing climate-resilient economic development. Its transformation was witnessed – and partially pioneered – by Dr Hoesung Lee, an economist specialising in climate change.

The 69-year-old now has the world’s climate blueprint on his plate, having been elected as the fourth and latest chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body that assesses climate research and issues.

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Source: Guardian Environment