Walter LealProf. Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL, DPhil, DLitt) is head of the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The Centre offers applied research project-based solutions in the field of Water Resources Management, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. He initiated the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), publishes several international journal and book series and acts as review editor for the International Panel of Climate Change.