Scientific Advisory Panel

Sound science has underpinned the formation of the Coalition and will guide its work into the future.

A  dedicated, Scientific Advisory Panel has been formed to keep the Coalition abreast of new scientific developments on short-lived climate pollutants, answer specific questions of the Coalition and inform policy discussions.

Drew Shindell

Drew Shindell, Chair (term began October 2012) - Professor of Climate Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University (USA). Performed basic work on, among other topics, the impact of black carbon and other aerosols on global and regional climate, the chemistry and radiative forcing impacts of ozone, and the many interactions between methane emissions and climate. Science-policy research has emphasized the evaluation of SLCPs' impact on climate, agriculture and health, and analysis of opportunities to accelerate SLCP mitigation in support of multiple environmental goals. Chaired the 2011 UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone, and was a Coordinating Lead Author of the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5) chapter on "Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing.”

Main Areas of Expertise:
Atmospheric chemistry and climate change.
Jacqueline McGlade

Jacqueline McGlade - Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme (Ex Officio) and  Professor of Environmental Informatics at University College London. Her research focusing on the spatial and nonlinear dynamics of ecosystems, natural resource management and policies, climate change and scenario development. Prior to joining UNEP, she was the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency from 2003 to 2013. She also served as co-chair to the heads of European Environmental Protection agencies and on the scientific committee of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She was the Coordinator of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and co-chaired UNEP’s GEO-5 Intergovernmental Advisory Panel.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Science and policy interface, social-environment interactions, enviro-informatics, natural resource management and policies, climate change and scenario development.
Markus Amman

Markus Amann - Program Director, Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases and Co-Leader, Greenhouse Gas Initiative, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria). Head of the Center for Integrated Assessment Modelling (CIAM) under CLRTAP and lead author for IPCC AR4. Has been appointed as a member of the Clean Air Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Analysis of climate, environmental, and health aspects of atmospheric pollutants.
Paul Michael Boothe

Paul Michael Boothe - Professor and Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University (Canada). Acted as an independent consultant to Canada’s provincial and federal governments, and internationally to the World Bank, Government of Nigeria, United Nations, and the International Development Research Council. Also served at the deputy minister level in Saskatchewan Finance, Finance Canada, and Industry Canada. Most recently served as Deputy Minister of the Environment (2010-2012.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Developing strategic approaches that integrate economic and environmental considerations to implement cost-effective and sustainable climate change mitigation actions across regional and international boundaries.
Michael Brauer

Michael Brauer - Director, School of Population and Public Health, Bridge Program (program linking public health, engineering and policy), University of British Columbia (Canada). Served on advisory committees to the World Health Organization (WHO), the US National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine, the Royal Society of Canada, the International Joint Commission and governments in North America and Asia.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Assessment of exposure and health impacts of air pollution, specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution.
Andy Haines

Andy Haines - Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). Epidemiologist, chaired an international task force on climate change mitigation and health which published a series of articles in the Lancet in 2009. Member of a number of major international and national committees including the MRC Global Health Group, the MRC Strategy Group and the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research. Current projects include the study of health co-benefits and economic impacts of low carbon policies in the transport, food and agriculture and housing sectors. Participated in Working Group II of the IPCC AR2 and AR3.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Research in primary care and the study of environmental influences on health, including the potential effects of climate change and the health co-benefits of the low carbon economy.
Jiang Kejun

Jiang Kejun - Director, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission (China). Participated in Working Group III of the IPCC AR3. Also served as lead author for AR4 and for GEO-4. Also lead the Integrated Policy Assessment Model for China (IPAC) team.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Climate change and energy policy with focus on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation, including energy and emission scenarios, assessment on energy and fuel tax, research on China's potential to achieve its energy targets and development of the Integrated Policy Assessment models.
Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna

Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna - Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, York (UK). Developed methods to map sensitivity, critical load/level and exceedance maps for sulphur, nitrogen and ozone pollution in Europe, Asia, Africa and South and Central America, and also assessments at global scale. Collaborates with researchers and policy makers in all these regions.

Main Areas of Expertise:
His research is concerned with various aspects of air pollution at scales ranging from regional to global, particularly effects of acidifying deposition, eutrophying nitrogen deposition and gaseous pollutant impacts on crops, forests and human health.
Veerabhadran Ramanathan

Veerabhadran Ramanathan - Victor Alderson Professor of Applied Ocean Sciences and director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (USA). Conducted work on observations and modeling of SLCPs, particularly black carbon in Asia. Founded, designed, and leads Project Surya, an extended effort to characterize and mitigate environmental impacts of black carbon, ozone, and methane in rural India. Also initiated ICAMP, a World Bank sponsored project to reduce soot emissions from the transportation sector in India. Involved in research on mitigation strategies and has published on technical and policy options for SLCP reduction.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Observations and modeling of SLCPs.
Zhang Shiqiu

Zhang Shiqiu - Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Pekin University, Beijing. Senior expert member of the UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel for implementing the Montreal Protocol. Member of the advisory committee for the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia. Served as co-chair of the Task Force for Replenishment of the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol and as member of the Environmental Economics Working Group and the Environmental and Resources Pricing and Taxation Task Force under the China Council for International Co-operation on Environment and Development (CCICED).

Main Areas of Expertise:
Economic analysis of a multiple pollutants control strategy, and regional management and policy evaluation.
Youba Sokona

Youba Sokona - Special Advisor on Sustainable Development, South Center. The South Centre is an Intergovernmental Organization of Developing Countries intended to meet the need for analysis of development problems and experience, as well as to provide intellectual and policy support required by Developing Countries for collective and individual action, particularly in the international arena. He is a Co-Chair of IPCC WGIII and member of Future Earth Science Committee. He is also a visiting Professor at University of Surrey in UK. He was until end of May 2012 the Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) based at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The ACPC is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Prior to leading the ACPC, he was the Executive Secretary of the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) based in Tunis, Tunisia from June 2004 to May 2010. A citizen of Mali, his work focus is on the energy, environment and sustainable development nexus and he has broad experience in the African context in policy development. Before joining OSS, he worked for the “Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde,” based in Dakar, Senegal. Prior to that, he served as professor at Ecole Nationale d’Ingenieur of Bamako in Mali. Throughout his career, he has served in various advisory capacities to African governments. He has published several books and articles on the issues of energy, environment and development with a focus on Africa.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Energy, environment and sustainable development nexus.
Leena Srivastava

Leena Srivastava - Executive Director, Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (India). Responsible for coordinating TERI's research agenda across the Institute and facilitating its implementation. Also serves as Senior Vice President of TERI-NA (The Energy and Resources Institute, North America ), Washington DC , USA and Acting Vice Chancellor, TERI University. Member of various committees and Boards both at the international and national levels. Previously served as coordinating Lead Author for IPCC TAR and a “sustainable development” theme anchor for IPCC AR4.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Energy and environment policy/planning, energy economics and climate change, including work on research and policy related to SLCP.
Supat Wangwongwatana

Supat Wongwangwatana - Director General, Pollution Control Department, government of Thailand. Serves on the World Health Organization advisory panel in the areas of air and water pollution. Director of the Thailand Air Pollution Center of Excellence and Chairperson of the Air and Waste Management Association. Chairperson for the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia). Coordinator of the Clean Air Training Network for Asia.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Environmental management, environmental quality control and environmental policy planning (including practical experience of transport management in Bangkok).
A.R. Ravishankara

A.R. Ravishankara - Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. He was at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) of Earth System Research Laboratory for nearly 30 years in Boulder, CO. There, he served as the Director of CSD from 2006 through 2014, and was a Senior Scientist prior to the Directorship. Dr. Ravishankara has worked over the past three and a half decades on the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere as it relates to stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and regional air quality. His measurements in the laboratory and in the atmosphere have contributed to deciphering the ozone layer depletion, including the ozone hole; to quantifying the role of chemically active species on climate; and to advancing understanding of the formation, removal, and properties of pollutants. He is an author or coauthor of nearly 350 peer-reviewed publications.

Main Areas of Expertise:
Environmental management, environmental quality control and environmental policy planning (including practical experience of transport management in Bangkok).

Research Digest

Publications compiling the top research in the fields related to short-lived climate pollutants.