University of Delaware professor John Byrne will speak on “New Thinking for a New Climate: Learning from Nature” at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, on Monday, Oct. 28 from 4-5 p.m. in 221 Integrated Sciences Building.
Byrne has contributed since 1992 to Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the panel’s authors.
He is the Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy and Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) at Delaware. CEEP’s graduate program is ranked among the three best in the field. He currently holds a distinguished professor appointment at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, a new university created by South Korea to lead the country in several fields including green energy technology. He is also chairman and CEO of the Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment (FREE). The foundation was created in 2011 with a mission of promoting a better future based on energy, water and materials conservation, renewable energy use, environmental resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
He is the architect of the Sustainable Energy Utility and its sustainable energy finance program, which received U.S. White House recognition as part of the nation’s Better Buildings Challenge. The Asian Development Bank has also recommended the model to its member countries.
He has published 17 books and more than 150 research articles and his work has been funded by the World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme, the Blue Moon Fund, the Chinese Academy of Science, the Korea Energy Economics Institute, The Energy and Resources Institute in India, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A reception at the ISB Lobby area follows the lecture.
The lecture is part of the Stockbridge School’s observance of the university’s sesquicentennial.