Sunday, December 21, 2014

scientific steering committee



  Professor Jean Palutikof (Co-Chair) view CV

Focus: Prof. Palutikof’s research interests focus on climate change impacts, and the application of climatic data to economic and planning issues. She specialises in the study of changes in extreme events and their impacts, especially windstorm. She was a Lead Author for Working Group II of the IPCC Second and Third Assessment Reports. She has authored more than 200 papers, articles and reports on the topic of climate change and climate variability. 

Affiliation:
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 

  Dr. Saleemul Huq  (Co-Chair) view CV

Focus: Links between climate change and sustainable development, and particularly the perspective of developing countries. Africa and South Asia, especially the least developed countries in those two regions. Building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in UNFCCC ahead of COP15 including negotiator training workshops for LDCs, policy briefings and support for the Adaptation Fund Board. Research into vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the least developed countries.

Affiliation:
International Institute for Environment & Development and International Centre for Climate Change and Development

  Professor Anand Patwardhan view CV

Focus: Prof. Patwardhan works in the broad area of environment – climate studies, focusing on the assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, and on the diffusion and adoption of clean technology. He has been a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF); and a coordinating lead author for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 

Affiliation:Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and University of Maryland

  Professor Balgis Osman-Elasha view CV

Focus: Prof Osman-Elasha is a climate change adaptation expert at the African Development Bank with extensive experience in climate change research, with a focus on the human dimensions of global environmental change (GEC) and sustainable development. She is a winner of the UNEP Champions of the Earth award, 2008, and has been a lead author with the IPCC. She has conducted and supervised numerous research and scientific assessments on climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation, particularly related Africa.

Affiliation:
African Development Bank

  Ms. Carolina Zambrano Barragan view CV

Focus: Carolina is the National Representative for Avina Foundation in Ecuador and a Professor with the graduate program on Climate Change at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar. Previously, she was the Environmental Policy and Climate Change Director at the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador, where she lead the implementation of Quito's climate change strategy and action plan. Before working for the Municipality, Carolina was Undersecretary of Climate Change for Ecuador and led the negotiating team at the UNFCCC. She has done research on local, national and regional adaptation strategies in Latin America and has worked in places like Madagascar, the Galapagos Islands and Peru. She is a biologist and holds a master's degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.

Affiliation:
Avina Foundation

  Professor Chris Field view CV

Focus: Global ecology, with an emphasis on ecological contributions across the range of Earth science disciplines. Prof. Field is currently Director of the Department of Global Ecology at Carnegie Institute and Co-Chair of Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), of the IPCC.

Affiliation: Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution

  Professor Chris Gordon view CV

Focus: Director of the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana, Prof. Gordon’s area of research includes climate change policy; with a particular specialization in mangroves and coastal systems

Affiliation:
Institute of Environment & Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana

  Dr. Cynthia E. Rosenzweig view CV

Focus: Dr. Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. Her research involves the development of interdisciplinary methodologies to assess the potential impacts of and adaptations to global environmental change. Her area of focus looks at interactions of climate variability and change on systems and sectors important to human well-being.

 Affiliation: Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Dr. Ian Noble

Focus:
Dr. Ian Noble is currently the Chief Scientist for the Global Adaptation Institute. His research focus includes climate change adaptation, animal behaviour, vegetation and biodiversity management, ecosystem modeling, expert systems and the science-policy interface. He recently retired from the World Bank as the Lead Climate Change Specialist with particular responsibility for the Bank’s activities in adaptation to climate change. Prior to the Bank he was Professor of Global Change Research at the Australian National University. He has had senior roles in the IPCC process and in international cooperative research on climate change as part of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) including chairing the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE).

Affiliation: Global Adaptation Institute

  Professor Martin Parry (Former Chair, now Associate Member) view CV

Focus: Prof. Parry is the former chair of the interim Scientific Steering Committee for PROVIA. He has published over 150 scientific papers, mainly in the field of climate change and agriculture, including 5 books. From 198 to 2005 he was editor of the journal Global Environmental Change. Until September 2008 he was Co-Chair of Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) based at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, U.K. Meteorological Office.

Affiliation: Grantham Institute & Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

  Professor Richard J.T. Klein view CV

Focus: Prof. Klein is an expert on the science and policy of adaptation to the impacts of climate change, with almost twenty years of experience in original research, science assessment and policy advice. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Climate and Development. He has been an IPCC author since 1994, and co-director and chief scientist of the Nordic Centre of Excellence NORD-STAR since 2011. Affiliation: Stockholm Environment Institute; Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research of Linköping University

  Professor XU Yinlong view CV

Focus: Prof. Yinlong’s research focus is on constructing high-resolution climate scenarios over China using PRECIS, assessing the impacts of and vulnerability to climate change, and developing China’s national adaptation strategy on climate change. He has published over 100 scientific journal papers and 3 books mainly concerning climate change.

Affiliation:
Climate Change Lab, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

 
     

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