Executive Chair of NERC awarded a knighthood for services to climate science

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13 March 2020

Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Professor of Climate Physics at University College London has received a knighthood for services to climate science.

Attending the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Professor Wingham was made a knight by HRH the Prince of Wales.

During his tenure at NERC Professor Wingham has overseen the delivery of several high-profile capital projects including the building of the Royal Research Ships Discovery and Sir David Attenborough.

He has also helped to shape the UK’s science contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change through championing the development of the UK Earth System Model, and from 2014 to 2017 was Chair of the UK Collaboration in Development Research, a venture to coordinate across government departments the research funding which is focused on developing countries.

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