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Roger Street

Role in CIRCLE-2: Advisory Board Member

Institution: UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), United Kingdom

Short-biography

Roger is the Technical Director within the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) where he leads the Programme's technical and scientific work aimed at guiding impacts and adaptation assessments, and at developing and delivering new supportive resources and tools, including those related to supporting the use of climate information to inform impacts, vulnerability and adaptation assessments. He came to the UKCIP in January 2006 after working over 32 years within the Canadian federal government. This included work related to understanding climate, impacts and adaptation to a variable and changing climate, working within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change beginning with its first assessment report and leadership of Canada's first national assessment on climate change impacts (Canada Country Study).

He is the recipient (1992) of the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada medal (1992) commemorative medal honouring Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, to their community, or to Canada - Awarded for contribution in the context of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

Degrees:

BSc Physics and Mathematics (Honours), University of Guelph 1974

MSc Physics (Meteorology), University of Toronto, 1979

Current Posts:

Technical and Deputy Director (January 2006 -) UK Climate Impacts Programme, Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University

Research Fellow (November 2008 -) Green Templeton College, Oxford University

Senior Visiting Fellow (June 2009 -) London School of Economics