Steering Group

To oversee the project decision-making process, SRMGI convening partners have appointed a steering group, which agrees to stakeholder partner organizations and working group focus, format and membership.

The steering group consists of the following members:

Dr. Steven Hamburg

Dr. Steven Hamburg
Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
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 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.


Dr. Qasim Jan

Dr. M. Qasim Jan
Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Dr. Jan is Advisor to COMSTECH, Islamabad and Distinguished National Professor (Emeritus) at University of Peshawar. He received a PhD from University of London and a DSc from both King’s College London and Leicester University. He served as geology faculty at Peshawar University from 1968 to 1997, and was a Visiting Professor at University of Oregon during 1994-1995. Between 1997 and 2010, he served as Vice Chancellor of 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.


Prof. John Shepherd

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

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