Sir David King

Founder and Chair at the Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge


As the founder and chair of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, Sir David King leads a team of scientists and researchers working on solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and restore parts of the climate system that already pose risk to humanity. He also serves as the founder and chair of The Climate Crisis Advisory Group, where he leads an independent group of sustainability experts from eleven nations.

He has taught at Imperial College, London; acted as the Brunner Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Liverpool; and held the 1920 Chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he is now an Emeritus Professor.

Outside of academia, David served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from 2000 to 2007. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the Special Representative for Climate Change to the Foreign Secretary.

David has published over 500 scientific papers, covering policy, climate change, and physical chemistry.