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Hervé Le Treut

Climatologist, Director, Simon Laplace Institute

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Alumni of the Ecole Normale Supérieur (physics), holder of a PhD in digital climate modeling, whole career at the CNRS (national center for scientific research). Academy of sciences member, involved in the IPCC since its beginning.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

The IPSL is a federation of 9 academic labs of the Paris Region, gathering more than 1500 people and a large multidisciplinary set on the climatic system.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

The IPSL aims at aggregating the whole of the Ile-de-France region skills but I have worked in varied geographic context, recently on the climatic impacts in Aquitaine. I am also behind the creation of a Franco-Argentinian lab.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

The labs of the IPSL are the origin of many alerts on the climate change.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

Not quoting anything is probably what tells the most about me