Jim Skea

Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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Jim Skea is chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which IIED is hosting

From 2015 to 2023, Jim was co-chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, focusing on climate change mitigation. Until 2023, he chaired Scotland’s Just Transition Commission and was a founding member of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change. 

He is also an emeritus professor at Imperial College London.


Climate change; energy.

Current work

Setting the strategic direction of the IPCC over its seventh assessment cycle. 

Climate change; adaptation; mitigation.