Bert Bolin Lecture

Basic Information

The Bert Bolin Lecture honors the life of Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin (1925-2007), a Swedish biogeochemist/meteorologist who served as the first Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Bolin is not only an outstanding researcher in global biogeochemical cycle and climate change, but also an effective scientific statesmen and international leader who brought together a diverse range of views among thousands of scientists, including the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol. His efforts have directly contributed to a broad understanding of the social, political, and security consequences of climate change brought by human impacts.


For ground breaking research and/or leadership in global environmental change through cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary research in the past 10 years


  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Bert Bolin Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually.