Professor Elisabeth Holland is the Director of the Pacific Center for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD). She has long been a leader in studies of the global nitrogen cycle and its interactions with the carbon cycle and the Earth System and as such, Professor Holland is also the Professor of climate change – a position she has held for more than two years now. In 2007, she was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is also the author of four of the five IPCC reports and also served as a US, German and now a Fiji representative.
The ocean has been buffering us from the impacts of climate change, but it is reaching the limit of this capacity. Integrating ocean and climate policy will be crucial