CRU sets green agenda
The University of East Anglia in particular its Climatic Research Unit - is the only university to be included in a list of the key bodies that have set the green agenda in the UK over the past thirty years, according to an influential regular policy briefing for business professionals.
In it, it outlines the most important people, ideas and policies during this period. Among the government bodies, the pressure groups and the businesses, the supplement names just one university: The University of East Anglia (and its Climate Research Unit).
...Among the most influential individuals who have set the green agenda, it includes University of East Anglia Professor of Environmental Sciences, Bob Watson (Defra's chief scientific adviser and former head of the IPCC and climate adviser to the Clinton administration), and the late David Pearce. Formerly of the University of East Anglia's Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, David Pearce was a pioneer of environmental economics.
The ENDS Report is a highly influential publication and we are delighted to be singled out in this way for inclusion in this list, said Professor Jacquie Burgess, Head of the School of Environmental Sciences.
------------------------------- Annie Ogden, Head of Communications, University of East Anglia,
At 09:19 04/06/2008, Andrew Jordan wrote: I am very pleased to report that the highly influential ENDS (Environmental Data Services) Report (special issue - 'ENDS at 30') has included "UEA (and its Climatic Research Unit)" in its list of the top 20 most influential environmental organisations over the last 30 years, alongside such august bodies as the RCEP, the IPCC, the Met Office and Greenpeace. Those listed were "considered to be real wave makers over the past three decades." CRU is recognised for "navigating the study of climate change out of an academic backwater and has set the agenda for the major research effort in this area ever since".~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Professor Andrew J. Jordan School of Environmental Sciences