June-Yi Lee, associate project leader of the IBS Center of Climate Physics (ICCP) and assistant professor at Pusan National University, has been awarded the 2018 Climate Change Grand Leaders Award for the selection of the coordinating lead author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report.
IPCC is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations (UN), dedicated to providing the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change and its political and economic impacts. As Prof. Lee was selected as the first Korean researcher for the coordinating lead author for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, she will be working on the Working Group I of “Future global climate: scenario-based projections and near-term information”. The report of the Working Group I and the Synthesis Report will be published in 2021 and 2122.
The award is given to local government, enterprise, institution, and academia who made a significant contribution to respond to ongoing climate change and raise awareness through challenges and practices by Climate Change Center. Prof. Lee has been named a representative from academia part this year.
She has been playing a leading role in complementing research activities in mechanism that causes climate variability in various timescale, predictability and climate modeling, and future climate change. She has published over 70 research papers and participated in many international projects.
For more information
- June-Yi Lee’s interview article (Korean version) by Institute for Basic Science
- Interview video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDd9btEVDwM&feature=youtu.be