Pakistani scientist in Nobel team
WASHINGTON, Oct 14: Pakistani professor Adil Najam, now teaching at the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, US, is amongst the team
of scientists and experts in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that
shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al
The 2007 Peace Prize, announced in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday
includes a gold medal and $1.5 million, is to be shared between Al Gore and the
IPCC for enhancing the understanding of the science of climate change. The IPCC
is a panel of the world's most eminent and leading scientists working on global
warming and it produces its scientific assessment every 4-5 years.
assessments, especially the most recent one, have been influential in moving
global climate policy, including changes in US and other country positions on
Prof Adil Najam has served as an expert on this prestigious
panel for eight years, and as a Convening Lead Author for its most recent
report. Along with other scientists on the panel he helped shape the findings of
the IPCC, especially on issues related sustainable development and other
developing country interests.
Dr Adil Najam holds a doctorate and two
Masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a
specialisation in negotiation from Harvard Law School, and an engineering degree
from UET, Lahore.
He has taught at MIT, Boston University, University of
Massachusetts and currently at Tufts University. He is author of more than a
dozen books. Dawn