Steering Group

The three SRMGI convening partners have appointed a Steering Group of three co-chairs to oversee the project:

Dr. Steven Hamburg

Dr. Steven Hamburg
Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Steven Hamburg is EDF's public voice for its commitment to science-based advocacy and is responsible for the scientific integrity of EDF's positions and programs. His training and research specialty is in ecosystem ecology, with a focus on forests. Dr. Hamburg has served as an advisor to both corporations and non-governmental organizations and was awarded an Environmental Merit award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his climate change-related activities. He has published widely including in Nature and Science and has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Professor M. Qasim Jan

Professor M. Qasim Jan
Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Professor Jan is the Advisor to COMSTECH, Islamabad, and Distinguished National Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Peshawar. He received a PhD from the University of London and a DSc from both King’s College London and the University of Leicester. He served as a geology faculty member at Peshawar University from 1968 to 1997, and was a Visiting Professor at University of Oregon from 1994 to 1995. From 1997 and 2010, he served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Peshawar, Sarhad University, Peshawar, and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has published extensively on the geology of the Northwest Himalaya and has a deep interest in environmental issues.

Professor John Shepherd

Professor John Shepherd, CBE FRS
Professor, School of Oceans and Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK, and Chairman of Royal Society Working Group

Professor Shepherd is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999. He was the Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from 2001 to 2010. His current research interests include the natural variability of the climate system on long time-scales, the development and use of intermediate complexity models of the Earth climate system for the interpretation of the paleoclimate record, and for long-term projections of climate change. Professor Shepherd served as Chair of the Royal Society working group on geoengineering.