Managing Climate Risk. A U.S. Business View

Thursday, 30. September 2004 | 11:00 Uhr


Dr. Brian Flannery


Exxon Mobil Corporation, Irving, Texas

Dr. Brian Flannery

Dr. Brian P. Flannery is Science, Strategy and Programs Manager in the Safety, Health and Environment Department, Exxon Mobil Corporation. Before joining Exxon, Dr. Flannery received degrees from Princeton (AB) and University of California Santa Cruz (Ph.D.) in astrophysics. He pursued postdoctoral research in astrophysics at The Institute for Advanced Study, and later as a professor at Harvard University. After joining Exxon in 1980 he spent eighteen years at Corporate Research in research, supervisory, and management roles involving theoretical science, mathematical modeling and the environment. Flannery is co-author of the widely used reference Numerical Recipes: the Art of Scientific Computing. At Exxon he led the effort to develop a new form of micro-copy utilizing synchro¬tron x-ray radiation to produce non-invasive, three-dimensional images of the internal structure of small objects.

Since joining ExxonMobil, he has participated in scientific, technical, economic, and policy studies of global climate change, has served on numerous editorial boards and advisory panels, and has been involved on behalf of business and industry in national and international forums that address global climate change. He was a lead author in Working Group III Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is Vice Chair of the Environment and Energy Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Flannery played a leadership role in the creation of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University.

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