Kevin Hennessy

Kevin Hennessy

Lead Author of the Australasia Chapter, IPCC’s sixth assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Kevin has been involved in climate change research for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for 35 years. Over the past five years, he has been Director of Climate Comms, working as a knowledge-broker to help clients find and use climate information. From 1987 to 2017, he undertook climate change research and outreach for CSIRO where he assessed past and projected changes in average climate and extreme events. These projections have been used in collaborative impact assessments to underpin climate adaptation and emission reductions.


Kevin has been involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1996. His roles in the last five reports have included Expert Reviewer, Contributing Author, Lead Author and Coordinating Lead Author. He was a Lead Author of the Australasia chapter in the IPCC’s sixth assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, released on 1 March 2022.