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THE COMMISSION

Criteria

Members of the Climate Overshoot Commission were chosen based on three criteria:

1 / Eminent

Commissioners’ authority and expertise underlines the urgency of this conversation.

2 / Global

Multiple perspectives are essential to create a strategy that works for people across the planet. Commissioners come from diverse backgrounds, with a majority from the Global South. 

3 / Independent

The Commissioners deliberate as individual experts, not representing institutions or corporations.

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Co-chair

Pascal Lamy

President of the Paris Peace Forum; former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, France

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Celso Amorim

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Brazil

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Felipe Calderón

former President of the United Mexican States

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Mahamadou Issoufou

former President of Niger Republic, President of Issoufou Mahamadou Foundation

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Kono Taro

member of the House of Representatives; former Minister for Foreign Affairs, of Defence, and for Administrative Affairs of Japan

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Xue Lan

Cheung Kong Chair Distinguished Professor and Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, China

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Muhamad Chatib Basri

former Minister of Finance of Indonesia

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Kim Campbell

Canada's 19th Prime Minister, Founding Member of Club de Madrid

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Agnes Matilda Kalibata

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit; President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Rwanda

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Anote Tong

former President of the Republic of Kiribati

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Frances Beinecke

President Emerita, Natural Resources Defense Council; board member, World Resources Institute, United States

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Jamshyd Godrej

Chairman of the board of Godrej & Boyce and of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India

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Hina Rabbani Khar

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan

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Laurence Tubiana

CEO of the European Climate Foundation; former Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for COP21 of France

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Science Advisors

While the Climate Overshoot Commission is focused primarily on governance matters, its mandate includes issues that have substantial scientific and technical aspects. The Commission is advised by high-level international scientists with relevant expertise in climate change and Earth systems. They ensure that the Commission is knowledgeable about, and has ready access to, the relevant scientific evidence and help keep the Commission’s outputs consistent with current scientific understanding.