Devra Davis: Part of  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Alongside Honorable Al Gore.

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Devra Davis: Part of  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Awarded Nobel Peace Prize Alongside Honorable Al Gore.

In 2007 Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside the large team of scientists who were part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  Devra Lee Davis PhD, MPH, was part of the IPCC team as of the lead authors on their assessment of climate mitigation policies (1999-2005).  

“In 1997, for instance, shortly before the UN’s Kyoto Protocol Climate Conference, she was working as a consultant to the World Health Organization. The conference, she realized, could help raise awareness of the potential health dangers of fossil fuels. Correlating the amount of coal soot in the air with bronchitis and early deaths, she and about 30 colleagues estimated that there were 700,000 avoidable deaths annually. They predicted that, if coal fuel continued at current levels, the death toll would rise to about 8 million by 2020. She was a lead author on the paper, published in Lancet and distributed at the Kyoto conference, where Vice President Al Gore became aware of it. The paper ultimately ended up in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report for which Gore and thousands of scientists, including Davis, received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment of Climate Mitigation Policies Coordinating Lead Authors: Jean-Charles Hourcade (France), Priyadarshi Shukla (India) Lead Authors: Luis Cifuentes (Chile), Devra Davis (USA), Jae Edmonds (USA), Brian Fisher (Australia), Emeric Fortin (France), Alexander Golub (Russian Federation), Olav Hohmeyer (Germany), Alan Krupnick (USA), Snorre Kverndokk (Norway), Richard Loulou (Canada), Richard Richels (USA), Hector Segenovic (Argentina), Kenji Yamaji (Japan) Contributing Authors: Christoph Boehringer (Germany), Knut Einar Rosendahl (Norway), John Reilly (USA), Kirsten Halsnæs (Denmark), Ferenc Toth (Germany), ZhongXiang Zhang (Netherlands) Review Editors: Lorents Lorentsen (Norway), Oyvind Christopherson (Norway), Mordechai Shechter (Israel) Read the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment of Climate Mitigation Policies Online

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

(IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change work is shared among three Working Groups (1. Physical Scientific Aspects, 2. Consequences and Vulnerability of Socio-economic and Natural Systems, 3. Mitigation)  a Task Force and a Task Group. Read More.

Summary Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Stabilization_and_Mitigation_Scenarios, 1999

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations Climate Convention Climate Mitigation Policies

Davis, Devra Lee and Working Group on Public Health and Fossil-Fuel Combustion.  “Short-term improvements in public health from global-climate policies on fossil-fuel combustion: an interim report.” The Lancet 350.9088 (1997): 1341-9. Presented to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto, 1997.

PUBLICATIONS

Davis DL, Miller V, and Reisa JJ. “Potential Public Health Consequences of Global Climate Change, Preparing for Climate Change.” Proceedings of the First North American Conference on Preparing for Climate Change: a Cooperative Approach, Washington, D.C., Government Institute (1988): 366-376.

Davis DL, Krupnick A, and McGlynn G, Eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Estimating the Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies, March 27-29, 2000. OECD. 2000, November.

Cifuentes, Luis, Devra Davis, et al. “Hidden health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation.” Science 293.5533 (2001): 1257-1259.

Bell ML, et al. “International expert workshop on the analysis of the economic and public health impacts of air pollution: workshop summary.” Environ Health Perspect 110.11 (2002): 1163-8.

Bell, Michelle L., Devra Davis, et al. “Ancillary human health benefits of improved air quality resulting from climate change mitigation.” Environmental Health 7.41 (2008).

 

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