Informal Thematic Debate
Climate Change as a Global Challenge

Anthony Olusegun Adegbulugbe

Prof. A. O. Adegbulugbe, 52, is a Professor of Energy Systems Planning and Management. Between July 2005 and May 2007 he was the Special Adviser on Energy Matters to the President of Nigeria During the same period he was a member of the cabinet level Economic management team of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Prof. Adegbulugbe received the Bachelor of Science degree (First Class) in Electronics/Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1976 and a Doctor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, USA in 1981.

He was a recipient of many academic distinction and awards such as:

  1. University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Faculty of Technology, Award for Best Student. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 on a scale of 5.0 – an all time record at the Obafemi Awolowo University, 1976.
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University, 40th Anniversary Special Alumni Merit Award, 2003.
  3. Nigerian Society of Engineers, Presidential Special Merit Award 1992.
  4. American Nuclear Society, Student Conference Award for Best Nuclear Materials Paper, 1980.
  5. American Nuclear Society, Materials Science and Technology Division, Runner up Award for Best Student Paper, 1981.
  6. Obafemi Awolowo University, Faculty of Science, Distinguished Scientist Award 2004.

Prof. Adegbulugbe was Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of IPCC publications such as the Third Technical Assessment Report, Fourth Assessment Report, and Report on CO2 capture and storage. He was appointed a member of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) of the UNFCCC from 2001-2004. In addition, Prof. Adegbulugbe has contributed to UNFCCC activities by serving as member of the Nigerian Delegation/negotiating team to COP 7,8 and 9 and member of various renew teams on GHG (Green House Gases) inventory of countries such as UCA, UK, Latria, Ireland, Switzerland, Bulgaria amongst others.

Prof. Adegbulugbe has served as consultant on energy and environment matters to many national and international organizations such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) etc. He has contributed over 60 articles in international energy and environment journals and conferences.