Dr. Peng Gong began as Vice President for Academic Development of the University of Hong Kong, in January 2021, formerly Chair of the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University. Read more in the HKU Press Release.
Dr. Pavel Kabat will become the next Secretary-General of The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), based in Strasbourg, France. Professor Kabat will transition from his position as Chief Scientist and Research Director of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) of the United Nations, in Geneva. Read the HFSPO Press Release.
Professor Ottmar Edenhofer will now advise the Vatican’s “Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.” The Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) was appointed by Pope Francis, who created the institution just a few years ago. Read this announcement from PIK.