FACULTY TEAM

Dr. Charlotte Halpern
Researcher | Center for European Studies
Pr. Charlotte Halpern is a doctor in political science, and a researcher at the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics of Sciences Po. A specialist in comparative public action, her work focuses on the transformations of public action, analyzed from a comparative perspective, mainly in Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany and European Union) and in South America (Peru), and at the crossroads of three perspectives: Government and public action, political and social conflicts and the evolution of the State-market relationship. Halpern is also a director of the Environmental Policies axis of the interdisciplinary laboratory for the evaluation of public policies, and a member of the office of the Center for Earth Policies, entities placed under the dual supervision of Sciences Po and the University of Paris.
Dr. Carola Klöck
Sciences Po | Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Carola Klöck is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po. Her research examines the politics of climate change adaptation and global climate change negotiations with a focus on small island states. The results of her work have appeared in numerous articles in journals such as Regional Environmental Change , International Negotiation , or World Development . She obtained her PhD from ETH Zurich in 2013, and her habilitation from the University of Göttingen in 2020.
Prof. Martin Siegert FRSE
Imperial College LondonPo | Professor of Geosciences, Co-Director of the Grantham Institute
Prof. Martin Siegert FRSE has been the Co- Director of the Grantham Institute since May 2014. Previously, he was Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University, where he now holds an Honorary Professorship. He has undertaken three Antarctic field seasons, using geophysics to measure the subglacial landscape and understand what it tells us about past changes in Antarctica and elsewhere. In 2013 he was awarded the Martha T. Muse Prize for excellence in Antarctic science and policy, and in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Prof. Pedro R.R. Rochedo
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | Assistant Professor at the Energy Planning Program of COPPE / UFRJ
Pedro R. R. Rochedo is an Assistant Professor at the Energy Planning Program of COPPE / UFRJ. He holds a Doctor of Science degree from the same Institution. He is also a Chemical Engineer, from the School of Chemistry, UFRJ. His research interests include energy system analysis, environmental modelling, climate change and integrated assessment models.
Prof. Guy F. Midgley
Stellenbosch University | Professor, Acting Director of School for Climate Studies and Center for Invasion Biology Department of Botany and Zoology
Guy Midgley is a researcher in the field of ecology and has done scientific and policy related work on environmental issues since the 1980s. His main areas of work have been in plant ecophysiology, biogeography and species ranges, population demography and dispersal, and aspects of systems ecology (including disturbance) and global ecology. He has worked directly on climate change- related issues since 1990. He has collaborated widely with scientists, research groups and NGO’s internationally on global change research, authoring more than 150 publications addressing a wide variety of ecosystems and environmental drivers. He is a recent awardee of the Royal Society Marloth Medal for contributions to science and policy, and a Humboldt Foundation Research Awardee for lifetime contributions to science.
Prof. Taikan OKI
The University of Tokyo | Professor/Special Adviser to the President, Department of Civil Engineering/Graduate School of Engineering
Prof. Oki received his Ph.D in Civil Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 1993, and his previous academic positions include Associate Professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo and at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature located in Kyoto, Japan. He was also affiliated as the Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University, and an Assistant Secretary- General, United Nations for 2016-2021. His areas of expertise are global hydrology, world water resources, climate change, and the sustainable development including the virtual water trade and water footprint. He became a full member of the Club of Rome and the Science Council of Japan since October 2020, and he won the 2021 International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal).
Dr. Binbin Wang
Tsinghua University | Research Fellow and social scientist of Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable, Development (ICCSD), Executive Secretary General of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC).
Dr. Wang has tracked the UNFCCC process since 2009 as a witness, practitioner and researcher, and brings decade of expertise and experiences in the field working across media, NGO, academia, UN and think tank. Her recent book is China’s Transition on Climate Change Communication and Governance published by Springer Nature. Nature-based Solution is Dr. Wang’s current research interest. She initiated the C+NbS platform to explore the synergy between climate change and biodiversity together with frontline partners at global level and released the C+NbS Global Cases Review 2021, during CBD COP15. Dr. Wang is now leading the team to cooperate with ADB to unlock more potentials of nature mother for the global net-zero goals.
Dr. Chunping Xie
London School of Economics and Political Science | Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Chunping Xie is a Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In her current role, she leads a program to inform decision-making about China’s policies on climate change, energy, economics and development, working with Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. She has published more than 30 academic papers in a range of high-impact multidisciplinary journals in the field of energy/environmental economics and climate change. She has also published a series of policy briefs, opinion, and commentary articles. She is currently an Editorial Board Member of the Elsevier journal Energy Storage and Saving (ENSS), and a recognized outstanding reviewer for various journals. Prior to that, she worked at the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES), University of Birmingham, focusing on developing techno- economic models for the integration of energy storage technology into energy systems.
Prof. Shoibal Chakravarty
Indian Institute of Science | Visiting Professor, Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Shoibal Chakravarty is a Visiting Professor at a Fellow in the Climate Change Mitigation and Development Programme in the Centre for Environment and Development at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore. His research interests are in energy and climate policy, energy-economics modelling and the study of equity in the context of energy and climate change. His long-term research goal is to analyse energy, environment and climate change impacts on India’s economic growth in an integrated framework.