Biography

Associate Dean, School of Climate Change and Adaptation; Professor


BA (Toronto); MES (York); PhD (Toronto)


Dr. Fenech has worked extensively in the area of climate change since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change First Assessment Report in 1988. He has edited 8 books on climate change, most recently on Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability in the Middle East. Dr. Fenech has worked for Harvard University researching the history of the science/policy interfaces of climate change. He has represented Canada at international climate negotiating sessions; written climate policy speeches for Canadian Environment Ministers; and authored Canadian reports on climate change to the
United Nations. Dr. Fenech has taught at the University of Toronto as well as the Smithsonian Institution for over 20 years, and lectures regularly at universities across Canada and around the world. Dr. Fenech shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is presently the Director of the University of Prince Edward Island's Climate Research Lab that conducts research on the vulnerability, impacts and adaptation to climate change, where his virtual reality depiction of sea level rise has won international awards including one from MIT for communicating coastal science. He maintains the largest fleet of drones at a Canadian university including the largest drone in the country with a four metre wingspan.

Recent Publications

Urban flood prediction under heavy precipitation

Journal of Hydrology, 2019

Urban flood prediction under heavy precipitation

Journal of Hydrology, 2019

Stimulating a Canadian narrative for climate

FACETS, 2017

Building an adaptation tool for visualizing the coastal impacts of climate change on Prince Edward Island, Canada

Climate change adaptation in North America, 2017

The changing climate of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

Global climate change, biodiversity and sustainability: An International Conference focused on the Arab Mena region and Euromed, Alexandria, Egypt, April 15–19, 2013, 2015

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