Dr (h.c) Bill Hare is a Climate Scientist with twenty-five years experience in the science, impacts and policy responses to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. He is a founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, a non profit company based in Berlin, which was established in 2008 to synthesize and advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change and provide state-of-the-art solutions to global and national climate change policy challenges. He is a visiting scientist in the Earth System Analysis - Research Domain I at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research since 2002. Areas of scientific and policy expertise include the science and impacts of climate change, international climate policy, including the architecture of the international climate regime; climate system response to greenhouse gas forcing and the assessment of emission pathways. Since 2008 the main focus of his scientific work has been on developing the PRIMAP (Potsdam Real-time Integrated Model for Assessment of emission Paths) model. At present he is directing the SURVIVE Project which is providing scientific, policy, analytical and strategic support, capacity building and advice for delegations from the small island states (SIDS) and the least developed countries (LDCs) in the international climate negotiations.
He was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. In 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by Murdoch University in 2008 for his contributions to climate change science and policy. In 2010 and 2011 he was a co-lead author for the UNEP Emissions Gap and Bridging the Emissions Gap reports. Dr. Hare has served on scientific advisory groups of the CSIRO in Australia, Tyndall Research Centre in the UK and to the IMAGE modelling group in the Netherlands. He has regularly advised Ministers and Heads of Government from the most vulnerable countries on all aspects of climate change and has presented science and policy assessments to Ministerial and head of government fora including G8 Environment Ministers, OECD Forum, AOSIS, and Climate Vulnerable Forum meetings.