Penehuro Lefale

LeA International/Massey University
New Zealand

Penehuro has a postgraduate degree in International Environmental Legal Studies and Bachelor of Science (Physics & Mathematics) degree. In his early career, he helped develop the language for the Kyoto Protocol and worked with negotiating teams during the UNFCCC Conference of Parties meetings. Later, he was the Climate Coordinator for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, a Pacific Climate Analyst with New Zealand’s National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research, and Scientific Officer of the World Climate Program in the World Meteorological Organization. As the lead author for the Chapter on Small Islands for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he earned a Nobel Peace Prize with his climate colleagues in 2007.