French climatologist and glaciologist. Director of Research Emeritus at the CEA, Jean Jouzel has spent most of his scientific career at the CEA, which has been largely devoted to the reconstruction of past climates based on the study of Antarctic and Greenland ice. He was lead author of the second and third IPCC reports (co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007), and from 2002 to 2015 he was vice-chairman of the scientific working group. He has been a member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC) since 2011.
Jean Jouzel is the author of more than 400 publications, including about 300 in international peer-reviewed journals. Together with Claude Lorius, he was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal in 2002. In 2012, he received the Albert II of Monaco Foundation Prize and the Vetlesen Prize, considered as the "Nobel Prize for Earth and Universe Sciences".
Jean Jouzel is a member of the Academy of Sciences, both in France and the United States (NAS).