Sep 20, 2021
Professor Gordon McBean

Professor Emeritus since 2015, Gordon McBean PhD, is in the Department of Geography and Environment, Western University and with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. He was lead author for the recent Knowledge Synthesis Report - Building Climate Resilient Communities.

He came to Western in 2000, having previously been the Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment Canada, responsible for weather, climate and air quality sciences and services, including advising Ministers for Kyoto Protocol and related issues.   He was chair of the Science Committee, World Climate Research Programme (1988-94) and helped establish the IPCC and was a lead author for the 1990, 1995, and 2012 IPCC reports. 

He is a: Member, Orders of Canada and Ontario; Fellow: Royal Society of Canada and others; shared in the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, for his contributions to the IPCC;  and most recently, he was awarded the 2017 International Meteorological Organization Prize. .