TIME magazine has named IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee to the 2019 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its sixteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
“This selection reflects the achievements of the whole IPCC. I am very pleased that the work of the IPCC has been recognized in this way. In particular, I believe that it’s a recognition of the extraordinary achievement of the IPCC over the last thirty years, which has transformed the discussion of climate change around the world.” said Hoesung Lee reacting to the news.
TIME editors have said of the list in the past, “The TIME 100 is a list of the world’s most influential men and women, not its most powerful, though those are not mutually exclusive terms. While power is certain, influence is subtle. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming.”
TIME’s profile on Hoesung Lee is available here
The full list and related tributes appear in the April 29, 2019 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 19, and now at time.com/time100.