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Preparation of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report includes 84 Latin American and Caribbean scientists Featured

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By Victoria Elmore* and Guy Edwards Over the course of 2013 & 2014 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).  In 2007 the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. Although there has been some recent controversy surrounding the IPCC, it remains the most authoritative and trusted international scientific body on climate change. The following list, which is based on information available on the IPCC’s site, profiles all the Latin American and Caribbean scientists involved in the AR5. It is divided up into the three Working Groups and includes the name, country and institution of each scientist from the region. This list raises a number of interesting questions on the current state of investigation on climate change in the region, which we will try and address in another post soon.
Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis   Matilde Rusticucci, Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires Jose Marengo, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Edmo Campos, Brazil, Universidade de São Paulo Ilana Wainer, Brazil, Universidade de São Paulo Jorge Carrasco, Chile, Dirección Meteorológica de Chile Maisa Rojas, Chile, Universidad de Chile Paulo Artaxo, Brazil, Universidade de São Paulo Blanca Mendoza, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Sin Chan Chou, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Ines Camilloni, Argentina, Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CONICET/UBA) Iracema Cavalcanti, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Avelino G. Suarez, Cuba, Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Cecilia Conde, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Blanca Jimenez, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Miguel Angel Taboada, Argentina, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Salvador Lluch-Cota, Mexico, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S.C. Maria Isabel Travasso, Argentina, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Fernando Aragon, Mexico, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Oman-Dario Cardona, Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia David Dodman, Jamaica, International Institute for Environment and Development (UK) Francisco Meza, Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Dave Chadee, Trinidad and Tobago, University of the West Indies Ulisses Confalonieri, Brazil, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Ursula Oswald-Spring, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Paulina Aldunce, Chile, Universidad de Chile Alicia Villamizar, Venezuela, Universidad Simon Bolivar Roberto A. Sanchez Rodriguez, Mexico, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte Carolina Dubeux, Brazil, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Calvo, Peru, Unversidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Maria Assuncao Silva Dias, Brazil, Universidade de Sao Paulo Maximillano Campos, Costa Rica, Organization of American States Patricia Romero Lankao, Mexico, National Center for Atmospheric Research Carlos Gay-Garcia, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Ana Rosa Moreno, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Graciela Ordilla Magrin, Argentina, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Carlos Nobre, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Marcos Buckeridge, Brazil, Universidade de Sao Paulo Edwin Castellanos, Guatemala, Universidad de Valle de Guatemala German Poveda, Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Fabio Scarano, Brazil, Conservation International Sebastian Vicuna, Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Leonidas Osvaldo Giradin, Argentina, Fundación Bariloche Jean Olmetto, Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Leonard Nurse, Barbados, University of the West Indies John Agard, Trinidad and Tobago, University of the West Indies Working Group 3: Mitigation of Climate Change   Juan F. Llanes-Regueiro, Cuba, Universidad de la Habana Edgar Ortiz, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Martha Michelline Carino Olvera, Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur Eduardo Gudynas, Uruguay, Centro Latino Americano de Ecologia Social (CLAES) Marlene Attzs, Trinidad and Tobago, University of the West Indies Daniel Bouille, Argentina, Institute of Energy Economics Mauricio de Maria Campos, Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana Maria Silva Muylaert de Araujo, Brazil, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Luiz Pinguelli Rosa, Brazil, Instituto Alberto Luis Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia (COPPE-UFRJ); Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Emilio la Rovere, Brazil, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Gabriel Blanco, Argentina, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNICEN) Cristobal Felix Diaz Morejon, Cuba, Instituto de Meteorología, Ministerio de Ciencia Tecnología y Medio Ambiente de la República de Cuba Marcos Gomes, Brazil, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Angel de la Vega, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Roberto Schaeffer, Brazil, Programa de Planejamento Energético, Instituto Alberto Luis Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia (COPPE-UFRJ) Xochitl Cruz Nunez, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Marco D'Agosto, Brazil – unknown. Suzana Kahn Ribeiro, Brazil, Ministério do Meio Ambiente; Instituto Alberto Luis Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia (COPPE-UFRJ) Oswaldo Lucon, Brazil, Secretaria do Meio Ambiente, Governo do Estado de Sao Paulo Maria Virginia Vilarino, Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA); Universidad del CEMA Dario Gomez, Argentina, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA) Daniel Perczyk, Argentina, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella Mercedes Bustamante, Brazil, Universidade de Brasília Omar Masera, Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Thelma Krug, Brazil, Ministério do Meio Ambiente Gian Carlo Delgado, Mexico, Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Julio Torres Martinez, Cuba, Cuban Observatory for Science and Technology Jorge Leiva, Chile, Centro de Estudios y Conservación del Patrimonio Natural, GreenLane Consultores Ltda. Antonina Ivanova Boncheva, Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur Roberto Acosta Moreno, Cuba - unknown. Alba Eritrea Gamez Vasquez, Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur Edgar E. Gutierrez-Espeleta, Costa Rica, Universidad de Costa Rica Manuel Angeles, Mexico – unknown. Ronaldo Seroa da Motta, Brazil, Institute of Applied Economic Research Raul Jorge Garrido Vazquez, Cuba, Ministerio de Ciencia, Technologia y Medio  Ambiente, Direccion de Politica Ambiental Haroldo de Oliveira Machado-Filho, Brazil, Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia Tomas Hernandez-Tejeda, Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias     *Brown University.
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Guy Edwards

Guy Edwards is a Research Fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University, where he manages a research project on the politics of climate change in Latin America. Along with co-author, Professor Timmons Roberts, he is currently writing a book on Latin American leadership on climate change for MIT Press. He has also written various academic papers, policy briefs and op-eds for a number of different publications. As co-founder of Intercambio Climático and formerly co-editor of the website, Guy has worked closely with the Latin American Platform on Climate and the Latin American office of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. He has also worked for the Overseas Development Institute, the consultancy River Path Associates and as the resident manager of the Huaorani Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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