Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is internationally recognised for his work on the impact of climate change on oceans, particularly ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef. As coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Professor Hoegh-Guldberg helped develop the international consensus on keeping average global surface temperature as close to 1.5oC above the pre-industrial period. Ove has also worked closely on strategies to lessen the impacts of climate change, particularly those important to tropical coastal communities. He is member of the Australian Academy of Science, and received the Climate Change Prize from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2014 and the Banksia Foundational International Award in 2016. In 2018, Ove was listed among the 100 most influential people in Climate Policy (Apolitical.co).