Join OCS from 7.15-8.30pm on Thursday 9th November for our 5th week event!
Dr David Viner FIEnvSci,
With over 25 years working exclusively in climate change David is the Global Practice Leader for Climate Resilience at Mott MacDonald. With Technical oversight for climate resilience work across Mott MacDonald’s global remit David is responsible for ensuring that the company’s work is of the highest standard and reflects current scientific thinking.
David is currently a Lead Author for the IPCC and was recently made a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Science 2017. David has been involved with the IPCC since 1993 and helped establish and manage the IPCC’s Data Distribution Centre. Prior to Mott MacDonald David was the Global Director of the British Council’s highly praised Climate Change Programme from 2008 -2011. This supported the international objectives on climate change and worked in a strategically focussed manner with Faith Leaders, Youth Groups, the Arts community, and world leaders to build engagement and trust. As Principal Specialist on Climate Change at Natural England David developed a landscape scale approach for climate change adaptation to help make the environment more resilient. Prior to this David worked as a senior researcher at the World famous Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia.
Over the last three decades David’s work as covered a wide range of areas, including: climate modelling; scenario construction; hydrology and lakes; tourism; land-use and agriculture; health; cities; and the marine environment. David has advised governments, international agencies; NGOs and the private sector to help them develop strategies to respond to the challenges of climate change. At the Climatic Research Unit David was the Course Director for what was probably the world’s first climate change Masters Course.