Dr. h.c. Bill Hare

CEO and Managing Director
Senior Scientist

Dr (h.c) Bill Hare is a founder and CEO of Climate Analytics. He is a physicist with twenty-five years experience in climate science, impacts and policy responses to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. 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.


Latest publications:

Hare, Bill, Schaeffer Michiel, Lindberg Marie, Höhne Niklas, Fekete Hanna, Jeffery Louise, Gütschow Johannes, Sferra Fabio, and Rocha Marcia (2014), "Below 2°C or 1.5°C depends on rapid action from both Annex I and non-Annex I countries", Policy Brief, Climate Action Tracker. 

Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim, Hare Bill, Serdeczny Olivia, Schaeffer Michiel, Adams Sophie, Baarsch Florent, Schwan Susanne, Coumou Dim, Robinson Alexander, Vieweg Marion, Piontek Franziska, Donner Reik, Runge Jakob, Rehfeld Kira, Rogelj Joeri, Perrette Mahe, Menon Arathy, Schleussner Carl-Friedrich, Bondeau Alberte, Svirejeva-Hopkins Anastasia, Schewe Jacob, Frieler Katja, Warszawski Lila, and Rocha Marcia (2013), "Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience." Report, World Bank 

Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim, Hare William, Serdeczny Olivia, Adams Sophie, Coumou Dim, Frieler Katja, Martin Maria, Otto Ilona M., Perrette Mahé, Robinson Alexander, Rocha Marcia, Schaeffer Michiel, Schewe Jacob, Wang Xiaoxi, and Warszawski Lila (2013), "Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided." Report, World Bank 

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