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SUP Contributors

The SUP series is supported by a partnership of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy’s alliance for city climate leadership, the Resilience First business network, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and led by Resilience Rising.

Authors

The SUP draws on latest climate change research, bringing together IPCC authors from across the globe.

The IPCC authors contributing to content for the SUP volumes operate in an independent capacity, keeping true to the science in the IPCC AR6 Report series. They have provided inputs on the latest regionally specific science, and suggestions on future urban research to fill gaps in understanding.

SUP Volume I

Laura Gallardo

Professor, University of Chile; Director, Center of  Excellence for Climate and Resilience Research, University of Chile

Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGI

Laura Gallardo is a Professor at the Geophysics Department (DGF), University of Chile.  She acted as the founding director for the Center of Excellence for Climate and Resilience  Research. She obtained a PhD in Chemical Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) in 1996 for working on lightning emissions of oxidized nitrogen under the guidance of Prof. Henning Rodhe. Her research interests are broad and cover atmospheric modelling  and data assimilation, tropospheric ozone, air quality in mega cities, and lately short-lived  climate pollutants/forcers. She has been the leader for a scientific network and project  studying South American Megacities (SAEMC, 2006-2012). She is the co-convener of the Pollution and its Impact on the South American Cryosphere (PISAC) initiative, and co-ordinator of the Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America (PAPILA, 2018-2021), an  international network funded by the European Union.

She has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Global  Atmospheric of Chemistry (IGAC) for the period 2003-2009, and as a member of the  international Commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP) since  2006. Additionally, she serves in the Scientific Steering Committee of the Surface Ocean  Land Atmosphere Studies (SOLAS). Laura has guided multiple theses in engineering and  atmospheric science in Chile and has (co) authored over 85 publications. Currently, she  is a Lead Author for Chapter 6 on the IPCC Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report.

Chile

Rafiq Hamdi

Senior Researcher, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Lead Author, Chapter 10, IPCC AR6 WGI

Rafiq Hamdi completed his civil engineering in meteorology in June 2000 from Météo France (Toulouse, France). He completed his Master’s Degree (DEA) from the Catholic  University of Louvain (Belgium) in June 2002, which was followed by a PhD in 2005 at the  Institut d'Astronomie et de géophysique G. Lemaître in the field of urban meteorology. Since December 2005, Rafiq has been working at the research department of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium. He is a member of the international  consortium ACCORD that develops the atmospheric model ALARO and its land surface scheme called SURFEX, which is used both for numerical weather prediction and climate modeling.

He is a member of the international Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and Urban  Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). He is also a member of the expert team on  surface processes within the Short-Range Numerical Weather Prediction Programme  (SRNWP). Since October 2014, he has been a guest lecturer (10%) at Ghent university. His main  interests include regional climate modelling, surface modelling, urban meteorology, the  urban climate under global warming and interaction surface/atmosphere. He received  funding for more than 10 projects from different sources (national, European, and China  Academy of Science) and he has (co)-authored 58 peer reviewed publications and 12 book  chapters. He has been a co-promotor of 3 PhDs and 9 master and bachelor students. He is one of the Lead Authors of the IPCC’s Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report. In August 2019 he was a Contributing  Author for the latest IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

Belgium

A.K.M. Saiful Islam

Professor, Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Lead Author, Chapter 12, IPCC AR6 WGI

A.K.M. Saiful Islam is a Professor at the Institute of Water and Flood Management of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He has received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1989) from BUET, a Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering (1999) from BUET, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2004) from Drexel University, USA. His research interests aim at climate change impact on hydrology, water resources management, urban and coastal flood management, remote sensing for disaster risks reduction. His research has adopted regional climate modelling, basin-scale hydrological modelling, river hydrodynamic modelling, urban flood modelling, coastal and storm surge modelling, weather forecast modelling, satellite remote sensing for environmental monitoring, hydro informatics for disaster risks reduction and climate change adaptation. He has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than 100 conference papers, and contributed to 6 book chapters. Over the past decade, Islam has led several major international scientific climate change assessments and the reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He contributed to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C as an Expert Reviewer. He is currently a Lead Author on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. He teaches about 10 graduate courses and has organized many workshops locally and overseas. Additionally, he serves as the Coordinator of the Climate Change Study Cell at IWFM, BUET.

Bangladesh

Ian Klaus

Senior Fellow, Chicago Council of Global Affairs

Series Editor of the SUP Series

Ian Klaus is a senior fellow on global cities and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on  Global Affairs. He also serves as director of research and policy for the Global Parliament  of Mayors and as the series editor of the AR6 Summary for Urban Policymakers. Previously, he served as a diplomatic adviser to the Urban 20 and C40 City Climate  Leadership Group.

He was senior adviser for global cities at the US Department of State. In that role, he led urban diplomacy for the United States, engaging dozens of foreign ministries and  development agencies from Africa, South America, North America, Asia, and Europe on  urbanization and foreign policy issues. He also internally managed the State  Department's efforts to develop urbanization-related policies. Klaus was deputy United  States negotiator for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable  Development. From 2011 - 2016, he served as member of the policy planning staff in the  office of the Secretary of State, advising the Secretary of State and Director of Policy  Planning. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum's advisory board on the future of urban development, the Creative Cities Working Group at Stanford University, a  visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Ernest May Fellow for History and  Security Studies at the Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Ph.D. in international  history from Harvard University, and is the author of Forging Capitalism (Yale, 2014) and Elvis is Titanic (Knopf, 2007).

United States of America

Zbigniew Klimont

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, IIASA

Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGI

Zbigniew Klimont has a degree in environmental engineering from the Technical  University of Warsaw, Poland. He worked at the University of Warsaw (Department of  Geography and Regional Studies) and then as a Research Fellow at the Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Energy Problems). Zbigniew Klimont joined IIASA's Transboundary Air Pollution Project in 1992. Currently, he is a research scholar with the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program (formerly Mitigation of Air pollution and Greenhouse gases program), where he works on the assessment of regional (Europe, Asia) and global emissions of various air pollutants.

He leads the development of models to estimate emissions and mitigation costs of  ammonia, NMVOC, and particulate matter (including black carbon). These models are  part of the integrated assessment framework GAINS recently supporting development of  air pollution policy in Europe. For more than a decade he has been involved in  European and Asian work on emission control strategies and has co-authored European,  Asian, and global inventories and policy studies on air pollutants and their future  evolution with a specific focus on black carbon and other aerosols. Currently, he is one of the lead authors for Chapter 6, WG1 of the IPCC’ Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). His research interests  include assessment of regional (Europe, Asia) and global emissions of various air  pollutants.

Austria

Jagdish Krishnaswamy

Dean, School of Environment and Sustainability, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 7, IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

As Dean, School of Environment and Sustainability (SES), Jagdish leads the build-out of  the School, providing the strategic direction and operational guidance needed to expand  its academic footprint, research activities and network, practice portfolio, and capacity building initiatives. Jagdish will also help develop the IIHS Kengeri campus and its environs as India’s first Urban Ecological Observatory and strengthen IIHS’s profile in Ecology and Conservation Science.

He is a field ecohydrologist and a landscape ecologist with research and teaching  interests in applied statistics, environmental applications of remote sensing and GIS, ecosystem services, ecological restoration, river ecology and climate change. He loves  the challenge of understanding complex changes in the environment over time and space. He was the Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land.

Jagdish was at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE),  Bengaluru where he was a faculty member for over 20 years. He has been a faculty  member at the Wildlife Institute of India and has also been an affiliate teaching faculty at  the National Centre for Biological Sciences-TIFR (NCBS-TIFR), Bengaluru where he has  been involved with the Masters Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation since its  inception.

India

Friederike Otto

Senior Lecturer, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change; Imperial College London.

Lead Author, Chapter 11, IPCC AR6 WGI

Friederike (Fredi) is a Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute for  Climate Change and the Environment, one of Imperial's six hubs for research, innovation,  and influence on global challenges. Fredi is a physicist with a doctorate in philosophy of  science from the Free University Berlin. She joined the University of Oxford in the same  year and was associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University  of Oxford before joining Imperial in October 2021. Her main research interests include  extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and storms, and understanding  whether and to what extent these are made more likely or intense due to climate change — known by experts as 'climate change attribution'. In 2018, Fredi became one of the  international climate scientists writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) The Scientific Basis, which was published in August  2021. She is also an author on the IPCC's new Synthesis Report which will be published in September 2022. In 2020, Climate Change Attribution was named one of MIT Tech Review's top ten breakthrough technologies. In 2021, Fredi was recognised for her co-founding of WWA on the TIME100 list as one of the world’s most influential individuals, according to the renowned TIME magazine and as one of the top 10 people who made a difference in science in 2021, by the journal Nature.

United Kingdom (UK)

Izidine Pinto

Technical Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; Climate Researcher, Department of Environmental & Geophysical Sciences, University of Cape Town

Lead Author, Chapter 11, IPCC AR6 WGI

Izidine is a climatologist with a broad interest in regional climate responses to human activities in Africa. He focuses on climate modelling for short term weather forecasts, and climate projections. His current research involves the development of regional climate change projections through the framework of distillation, downscaling and understanding the driving dynamics. His key interests are within modelling of extreme weather events, contributing to more accurate future projections, and ultimately to improve decision making at a city level. Izidine is also the lead author of the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group 1. Originally from Mozambique, he moved to Cape Town in 2009, where he joined CSAG, initially for his MSc (2011), and then followed by a PhD (2015) which looked at improving the understanding of future changes in extreme weather events in Southern Africa. He enjoys photography and hiking, during non-extreme weather events.

South Africa

Krishnan Raghavan

Acting Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology  (IITM); Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), IITM, Pune, India 

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 8, IPCC AR6 WGI

Krishnan Raghavan specializes in climate modelling studies on scientific issues relating to “Climate Change, Asian Monsoon and Water Cycle”. Currently, he is the Acting Director, IITM and Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at IITM and is engaged in developing in-house capability in Earth System Modelling to address the science of climate change. Under his leadership the CCCR developed the IITM Earth System Model (ESM) – the first global climate model from India that contributed to the CMIP6 and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He was a coordinating lead author in the IPCC AR6 WG1 report (Chapter 8: Water Cycle Changes) and a drafting author in the Summary for Policymakers.

He is a Member of the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), WMO. He and his team from CCCR-IITM published the first National Climate Change Assessment Report of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India in 2020. After obtaining an MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, he pursued Ph.D. research in Atmospheric Sciences at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Pune in 1994. He has published over 140 scientific articles/papers, supervised/co-supervised 12 PhD degrees (+ 11 ongoing) & 7 Master (MSc/MTech) dissertations. He has also offered training and lectures in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics & Atmospheric Sciences.

India

Aromar Revi

Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 18, IPCC AR6 WGII and Chapter 4, IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

Aromar Revi is the founding Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS).  He is a global practice and thought leader, and educator with over 37 years of interdisciplinary experience in sustainable development, global environmental change, long-term futures, governance, public policy and finance, and urbanisation. Aromar is a global expert on Sustainable Development; Co-Chair of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He is a member of the Advisory Board of UCLG, the global voice of local and regional governments from 0.24 million towns, cities and regions.

Aromar is a leading expert on global environmental change, especially climate change.  He was a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of the 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C. He is a CLA of the synthesis chapter on Climate Resilient Development Pathways of the IPCC AR 6 on Adaptation, and a member of the AR6 Synthesis Report Core Writing Team. He was also a CLA of the 2018 SR1.5 Summary for Urban Policymakers, and the 2021 Summary for Financial Decisionmakers. He was earlier a CLA of the IPCC Assessment Report 5 on Urban Areas, that established the role of cities and regions in addressing climate risks in 2014.

He is one of South Asia’s most experienced risk and disaster management professionals and has been a member of the Advisory Board of UNDRR' Scientific & Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and its bi-annual Global Assessment of Risk (GAR), from 2008. He has led the design for UNDRR of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), a global partnership to promote the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.

India

Anna A. Sörensson

Senior Lecturer, University of Buenos Aires

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 10, IPCC AR6 WGI

Anna Sörensson is currently working as a researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA). She holds a PhD from the same University, where she looked at the analysis of soil-atmosphere feedbacks in South America using regional climate models. From 2002-2004, she was a coordinator for foreign students at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. She also served as a scientific assistant at the Ministry of Environment, Buenos Aires. She has (co)supervised 3 PhD degrees and has authored over 50 publications that includes peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and several reports. Currently she is one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the IPCC for its Sixth Assessment Report, Group 1, Chapter 10 on Linking Global to Regional Change.

Argentina

Sophie Szopa

Research Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, France

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGI

Sophie Szopa is the Research Director of the Laboratory for Sciences of Climate and Environment (LSCE – CEA / CNRS / Université Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) at the Saclay campus near Paris. A chemist by training, her work looks at the study of tropospheric chemistry by numerical modelling. More specifically, she uses digital models to study how chemistry, climate and pollution interact in the atmosphere. In recent years, she has been focusing on the very distant past of the Earth's atmosphere to trace its evolution.

Her research interests include environmental issues such as intercontinental transport of pollution, chemistry-climate interactions in the 21st century. She has (co) authored over 80 publications which include peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other opinion pieces. Currently, she is the Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 6, WG1 of the IPCC AR6 report. She is also a member of the scientific steering committee of the SPARC International Program.

France

SUP Volume II

Ibidun Adelekan

Professor, Department of Geography at University of Ibadan

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 9, IPCC AR6 WGII

Ibidun Adelekan is a Professor of Geography at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her research interests span across climate-society interactions and human dimensions of global environmental change, including vulnerability and resilience of socio-ecological systems to climate change in cities and coastal settlements, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction. She was a contributing author on the Africa chapter of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report. She is also a member of the Expert Review Group, Race to Resilience (R2R) campaign of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Nigeria

Paolo Bertoldi

Senior Expert - European Commission

Lead Author, Chapter 9, IPCC AR6 WGIII, Lead Author, Chapter 4, IPCC SR15

Paolo Bertoldi is a senior expert in sustainable energy, climate change and energy efficiency at the European Commission.

Some of his key areas of expertise include: Energy Service Companies, market based instruments, governance, environmental leadership, ICT energy consumption.

Experienced Editor In Chief with a demonstrated history of working in the international affairs industry. Bertoldi is also skilled in sustainable energy, Corporate Social Responsibility, International Relations, and data centre, and is in charge of policy analysis for energy efficiency at the European Commission where he has served as Energy Efficiency Expert and Senior Expert for a total of 26 years. He has an engineering degree focused in energy systems and electrical system from University of Padova, Italy.

Italy

Anton Cartwright

Researcher, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

Lead Author, Chapter 4, IPCC Special Report 1.5°C

Anton Cartwright was the ‘Green Economy’ Mistra Urban Futures Researcher at the African Centre Cities from 2013-2015. Previously, he convened the City of Cape Town’s Climate Change Think Tank and he ran the Coalition for Urban Transitions’ work in Tanzania and Ghana. His work focuses on the application of economics to Africa’s urban transition, environmental degradation and poverty alleviation and the implication of these issues for the discipline of economics itself. He holds two post-graduate degrees (in Environmental Change and Management and in Economics for Development) from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

He is an associate at the African Climate and Development Institute and a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He has completed assignments for the New Climate Economy, World Bank, The European Union, The Food and Agriculture Organization, DfID, WWF, IIED the Fairtrade Foundation and a range of local and international companies, NGOs and government departments. He is also a founding Director of the not-for-profit organisation Promoting Access to Carbon Equity (PACE), and is chairman of the board of iKhaya le Themba, an aftercare centre for children in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town.

South Africa

Winston Chow

Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Singapore Management University

Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGII, Lead Author, Cross-Chapter 2, IPCC AR6 WGII

Associate Professor Winston Chow researches and educates on physical processes, impacts, and mitigation of urban heat islands, urban vulnerability to climate change, and sustainable urban climatology. He is a principal investigator in the ongoing Cooling Singapore Initiative, leading research into how a digital urban twin enables sustainable and climate-resilient urban design, as well as assessing how urban heat risks can be minimised for the city-state of Singapore. Previously, Dr. Chow conducted interdisciplinary research into urban climate risks and policies, such as for heat, droughts and flooding hazards, for Singapore as well as in several North American cities. He tweets often about climate and other issues at @winstontlchow.

Singapore

Sarah Colenbrander

Director, Climate and Sustainability Programme at ODI

Contributing Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGII

Sarah is the Director of ODI's Climate and Sustainability programme. She is an environmental economist who has supported policy-makers across Asia, Africa and Latin America to develop low-carbon development strategies.

Before joining ODI, Sarah was Head of Global Programmes for the Coalition for Urban Transitions – a network of 35 organisations (including ODI) that supports national governments to identify and implement the deep structural shifts needed to foster productive, inclusive, sustainable cities. She was the lead author of Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity, the report that underpinned the Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action track of the 2019 UN Climate Summit. Sarah has also worked on climate change mitigation in cities, energy and forestry at IIED, the University of Leeds and Forests Alive. She has co-authored a wide range of academic papers, as well as reports for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, UN Environment and the World Bank.

Sarah is an associate of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford, University College London and the University of Manchester. Sarah holds a Masters in Environment and Development from Trinity College, Dublin.

UK

Richard Dawson

Director, Research & Innovation in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University

Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGII, Coordinating Lead Author, CCP2, IPCC AR6 WGII

Professor Richard Dawson is Director of Research in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  Richard believes that engineers have a crucial role to play in developing adaptation solutions to ensure our catchments, infrastructure and cities are resilient and sustainable in the face of intensifying global change.

Over the last two decades he has pioneered the application of systems approaches to develop national, catchment, and city-scale climate risk analysis.  These are enabling engineers, planners and policy makers to map, target and prioritise adaptation on the basis of minimising the risks to people, the environment and economy.

He has published over 80 journal papers and received a number of prizes for his work, including the Jose Maria Sarriegi Major Catastrophe Research Award (2019), Lloyds Science of Risk Prize (2012), Institution of Civil Engineers’ Robert Alfred Carr Prize (2004).   He has editorial roles for the journals Climatic Change, Flood Risk Management, and npj Urban Sustainability.

As a member of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, Richard provides advice to the government on preparing for climate change.

UK

Matthias Garschagen

Professor, Chair in Human Geography, LMU University Munich

Lead Author, Chapter 16, IPCC AR6 WGII, Author, Cross-Chapter Paper 2 IPCC AR6 WGII

Prof. Matthias Garschagen is the Chair in Human Geography and heads the Teaching and Research Unit for Human Environment Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich. He is also an Honorary Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Amongst other functions, Prof.  Matthias currently has been serving as a Lead Author in the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and the Synthesis Report (SYR).

His research focuses on risk, vulnerability, adaptation and transformation in the context of environmental hazards and climate change. He is particularly interested in future urban risk trends and the evaluation of cities’ different adaptation options. His research findings have been published in international journals, including Nature, and a number of book projects. Before joining LMU, Matthias Garschagen served for the United Nations University where he led a team of around 20 scientists working on the assessment of disaster and climate risk.

Germany

Marjolijn Haasnoot

Senior Researcher, climate adaptation, water resources management and adaptive pathways planning at Deltares; Associate Professor climate adaptation in deltas and coastal zones, Utrecht University

Lead Author, Chapter 13, IPCC AR6 WGII, Lead Author, Cross-Chapter 2, IPCC AR6 WGII

Dr. Haasnoot is Associate Professor on climate adaptation in deltas and coastal zones at Utrecht University, and a senior researcher at Deltares. She is a founder of the Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways approach to support decision making under deep uncertainty. Model based adaptation pathways, fast integrated models and signals for timely adaptation are key tools in her research. She has worked in projects related to water management and planning in several countries, including USA, New Zealand, UK, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Russia. Serious gaming is one of tools she uses to socialize people with decision making under uncertainty and adaptation pathways. Marjolijn is a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (chapter Europe and cross-chapter cities and settlements by the sea). Within Deltares she is the director of the research programme on climate change and adaptive planning, and a member of the scientific council.

The Netherlands

Stuti Haldar

Postdoctoral Researcher, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Author - SUP

Stuti is a postdoctoral researcher at Indian Institute for Human Settlements. Her current research project funded by Volkswagen Foundation, focuses on justice outcomes of energy transitions in the Global North versus South. An economist by training (PhD), her areas of interest include sociotechnical transitions, climate change, energy justice, institutional theory, and entrepreneurship and innovations. She has worked on Gujarat Social Infrastructure Development Society (GSIDS), Government of Gujarat (GoG) funded project on Human Development Report for Mahisagar district of Gujarat and Climate Change Department, GoG funded project on adoption determinants of solar PV rooftop technologies in the residential sector of Gujarat. She has been involved in projects with The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). Stuti has also taught postgraduate and graduate courses on International trade and finance, Comparative economic systems, Innovation and Knowledge Economy.

Masahiro Hashizume

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine at The University of Tokyo

Lead Author, Chapter 10, IPCC AR6 WGII

Masahiro Hashizume is a professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a physician and an environmental epidemiologist with research interests in climate change and human health, especially in current impacts, future projections, vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies. He had his residency training in paediatrics in Tokyo, then received MSc from The University of Tokyo (1999) and PhD from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2007). Prof. Hashizume serves as a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Groups on Global Air Pollution and Health as well as on Climate Change and Environment (WPRO).

Japan

Ian Klaus

Senior Fellow, Chicago Council of Global Affairs

Series Editor of the SUP Series

Ian Klaus is a senior fellow on global cities and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on  Global Affairs. He also serves as director of research and policy for the Global Parliament  of Mayors and as the series editor of the AR6 Summary for Urban Policymakers. Previously, he served as a diplomatic adviser to the Urban 20 and C40 City Climate  Leadership Group.

He was senior adviser for global cities at the US Department of State. In that role, he led urban diplomacy for the United States, engaging dozens of foreign ministries and  development agencies from Africa, South America, North America, Asia, and Europe on  urbanization and foreign policy issues. He also internally managed the State  Department's efforts to develop urbanization-related policies. Klaus was deputy United  States negotiator for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable  Development. From 2011 - 2016, he served as member of the policy planning staff in the  office of the Secretary of State, advising the Secretary of State and Director of Policy  Planning. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum's advisory board on the future of urban development, the Creative Cities Working Group at Stanford University, a  visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Ernest May Fellow for History and  Security Studies at the Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Ph.D. in international  history from Harvard University, and is the author of Forging Capitalism (Yale, 2014) and Elvis is Titanic (Knopf, 2007).

United States of America

Maria Fernanda Lemos

Professor, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 12, IPCC AR6 WGII

She is a Professor of Urban Design and Planning at PUC-Rio. She is also the Extension coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA/PUC-Rio), with experience in interdisciplinary research and university extension projects for socio-environmental sustainability. She leads the Urbanism Laboratory (U.Lab), at PUC-Rio.

She is a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) on the chapter "Central and South America", of the AR6 WGII, as well as of the UCCRN (Urban Climate Change Research Network), as co-author of the chapter "Urban Areas in Coastal Zones", of the ARC3-2, and the UCCRN-LA network. She works in the areas of urban planning and design, with an emphasis on sustainability, urban resilience and adaptation of cities to climate change. and the UCCRN-LA network. He works in the areas of urban planning and design, with an emphasis on sustainability, urban resilience and adaptation of cities to climate change. and the UCCRN-LA network. He works in the areas of urban planning and design, with an emphasis on sustainability, urban resilience and adaptation of cities to climate change.

Brazil

Debbie Ley

Economic Affairs Officer, Energy and Natural Resources, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Lead Author, Chapter 18, IPCC AR6 WGII, Lead Author, Chapter 4, IPCC SR15

Debbie is an experienced Renewable Energy and Climate Change Specialist with a demonstrated history of working at the grassroots, local, and regional scales and in different sectors of clean energy, sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation. She is a social and natural sciences professional with degrees in Geography and the Environment, Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering.

Guatemala/Mexico

Timon McPhearson

Professor, Urban Ecology, Director of the Urban Systems Lab

Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGII

Dr. Timon McPhearson is Professor of Urban Ecology, Director of the Urban Systems Lab, and Research Faculty at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School. He is a Senior Research Fellow at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, and a Research Affiliate of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. He studies the ecology in, of, and for cities to advance resilience, sustainability, and justice. In 2017 he was awarded the Distinguished University Teaching Award at The New School. In 2019 he was awarded both the Sustainability Science Award and the Innovation in Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America. In 2020 he was named an NYC Climate Hero by the NYC DOT and Human Impacts Institute and appointed by the NYC Mayor to the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC).  He has published over 100 articles, books, book chapters, and scholarly articles including in scientific journals (Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, BioScience), books (e.g. Resilient Urban Futures, Urban Planet), and popular press (The Nature of Cities, Resilience Quarterly), and is widely covered in the press (e.g. The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, New York Times Magazine, CityLab, Urban Omnibus). He is a founding editor of Nature npj Urban Sustainability.

USA

Mark Pelling

Professor of Geography, King's College London

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGII

Mark’s research interests include social and institutional aspects of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, with a particular focus on urban contexts. He has worked in Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. He has served as a consultant for UNHABITAT, UNDP, UNISDR, World Bank, DFID and a range of NGOs including Oxfam, Action Aid, Greenpeace, and The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

His research is interdisciplinary and has been funded by ESRC, NERC, DFID, EC and the British Academy including large projects supported by the Belmont Forum. He has served on the international scientific steering committees of Future Earth Coasts, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk and the Stockholm Environment Institute, and as a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC SREX and Working Group II urban chapters for AR5 and AR6. He is co-chair of the United Kingdom Alliance on Disaster Research.

Mark has a PhD in Geography from the University of Liverpool, an MSc Marine Resource Management from Heriot-Watt and a BSc Geography from the University of Hull. He has taught at the University of Guyana, University of Liverpool and King’s College London and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University and University of Cape Town. He is the author of seven books including Adaptation to Climate Change: from resilience to transformation (Routledge 2011) and The Vulnerability of Cities: social resilience and natural disaster (Routledge 2003) and over 80 peer review papers and book chapters.

UK

Liliana Miranda Sara

Executive Director, Cities for Life Forum

Role: Lead Author, Chapter 12, IPCC AR6 WGII

Liliana is an architect, urban environmental planner, researcher, and an activist. Her research focuses on governance reconfiguration, integrating in the territory climate change, water, cities agenda 21, sustainable construction (involving green infrastructure), and justice issues. She is an Ashoka Fellow who designed and implemented pilot projects to promote sustainable building. She leads inter-institutional networks, and one of the founders and Executive Director of Cities for Life Forum - inter-institutional network (municipalities, universities, and civil society from 18 cities) in Peru and Coordinator - together with AMPE - of the Peru work of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. She is a Consultant in several national and international organizations. Former Principal Advisor of the Environmental Commission and Indigenous Communities in the Congress of Peru.

Liliana is a Lecturer and invited professor in several Master's programmes in Perú and abroad. She has published 5 books, guides and more than 180 articles, guides, book chapters and case studies (English and Spanish). She writes columns in magazines and newspapers. Her 40 years of work is grounded around Local Climate Action Plans, Concertation, Consensus Building, Capacity Building, and Political Incidence Campaigns for Cities for Life towards Climate Resilient Development pathways.

Peru

Nicholas P. Simpson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Africa Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town

Lead Author, Chapter 9, IPCC AR6 WGII, Author, Cross-Chapter Paper 2, IPCC AR6 WGII

Nick's current research focuses on understanding the societal impacts and risks from climate change and assessing how to respond to them. He is a Lead Author of the Africa chapter of the IPCC WGII Report with contributions to five other IPCC chapters in AR6 including assessment of climate resilient development, human settlements, water, heritage and coastal cities, adaptation feasibility, climate change literacy, and advances in the understanding of complex climate change risks. He is also the Lead Author of the ICOMOS-IPCC-UNESCO White Paper on Impacts of Climate Change on Heritage. He was appointed an Affiliate Member of the African Academy of Science (2021-25). His previous research extended security studies and criminology to the governance of new 'Anthropocene harmscapes’, exploring how, why and with what effect, resilience has been employed as a means of understanding and responding to unanticipated and severe climate change events. In doing so his publications on responses to the Cape Town Drought have coined the terms ‘climate gating’ and ‘partial functional redundancy’ through empirical analysis of the distributional effects of responses to climate change. His PhD extended the practice of environmental assessment to better conceptualise human well-being and set minimally just conditions for equitable participation in deliberative environmental decision making.

Zimbabwe/South Africa

William Solecki

Professor, Department of Geography at Hunter College, City University of New York

Lead Author, Chapter 17, IPCC AR6 WGII, Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 1, IPCC SR15

Dr. Solecki’s research interests include urban environmental change, and climate impacts and adaptation. He has served on several U.S. National Research Council committees including the Special Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE). He is a founding member of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project. He served as the co-leader of several climate impacts and land use studies in the New York metropolitan region, including the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) and the Metropolitan East Coast Assessment of Impacts of Potential Climate Variability and Change. He holds degrees in Geography from Columbia University (BA) and Rutgers University (MA, Ph.D).

USA

Adelle Thomas

Senior Fellow, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre, University of the Bahamas; Senior Research Associate, Climate Analytics

Lead Author, Chapter 16, IPCC AR6 WGII, Author, CCP2 IPCC AR6 WGII

Adelle is a Senior Research Associate with Climate Analytics and Senior Fellow at University of The Bahamas. Her work focuses on aspects of social vulnerability, adaptation strategies and loss and damage. As a human-environment geographer, she is interested in the particular vulnerabilities and adaptation potentials for small island developing states. Adelle has worked for several years on intersections between climate change adaptation, environmental protection and development. Her research has centered on varying aspects of adaptation and social vulnerability including examining the potential of insurance as an adaptation strategy; knowledge, awareness and perception of the public about climate change; assessing opportunities, barriers and limits to adaptation; and challenges facing small islands in managing loss and damage.

Adelle is a lead author in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and the Special Report on 1.5°C, has authored a variety of academic publications and has also provided scientific services to a number of organisations including the Global Environment Facility, Inter-American Development Bank, International Maritime Organization and national institutions in the USA and Bahamas. Adelle obtained a PhD in Geography from Rutgers University (2012) and a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Minnesota and Macalester College (2005).

Bahamas

Christopher Trisos

Senior Researcher, African Climate & Development Initiative; Director, Climate Risk Laboratory, University of Cape Town

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 9, IPCC AR6 WGII, Core Writing Team, IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report

Christopher Trisos directs the Climate Risk Lab at the African Climate and Development Initiative. The lab integrates data and methods from environmental and social sciences to forecast climate change risks and inform more rapid, just and equitable responses to climate change.

Dr. Trisos is a Coordinating Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report, responsible for Chapter 9 of Working Group II, African Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. He is also Section Facilitator for the IPCC Synthesis Report section on ‘Near-term Responses to Climate Change’. He has consulted on climate change adaptation for the World Bank and other development organizations. Dr Trisos’s current research focus is climate change risks to biodiversity, agriculture, and human health, as well as tracking climate finance and understanding how society can adapt to multiple interacting climate change risks. He is also co-creator of a climate change choose-your-own adventure game called ‘Survive the Century’, you can play it at https://survivethecentury.net/

South Africa

SUP Volume III

Mustafa Babiker

Research Associate, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change-MIT & Senior Consultant - Saudi Aramco

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 12, IPCC AR6 WGIII,Lead Author, Chapter 4, IPCC SR15

Mustafa is currently a senior analysis and planning consultant with Saudi Aramco and a research associate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Mustafa previously worked for MIT and the Arab Planning Institute. His Ph.D. is in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Amir Bazaz

Associate Dean, School of Environment and Sustainability; School of Systems and Infrastructure; Senior Lead Practice, Indian Institute for Human Settlements. 

Contributing Author, Chapter 4, IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

Amir Bashir Bazaz is Senior Lead-Practice at IIHS. He has a PhD in Management from the  Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, with a specialization in Public Systems. He  has substantial experience of working with various integrated assessment frameworks  and modelling arrangements. His current research interests are low-carbon  societies/infrastructure, climate change mitigation and adaptation (across scales) with  specific focus on urban climate change linkages and climate, energy and environment  policy.

Amir he has been a Contributing Author to the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C (Chapter 4), is  Contributing Author to the Feasibility assessment in the AR6 cycle, has been a Lead  Author on the Summary for Urban Policy Makers (SUPM), and has been a Lead Author on  the Summary for Financial Decision Makers (SFDM). He was also the National Expert  Consultant to the Government of India, managing the production and submission of  India’s Second National Communication to the UNFCCC.

At IIHS, Amir had been the Regional Research Lead for a multi-partner, multi-year climate  adaptation research project — Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This  project was part of an IDRC/DFID funded global climate adaptation research programme  — Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) operational  across West, South and East Africa as well as South Asia. In addition, Amir has been a part  of many practice-based engagements at IIHS, notably on ‘Energy Innovation’ in  partnership with Cambridge University; and ‘GCRF-PEAK program, focusing on  sustainable energy transitions in the Urban context’ in partnership with Oxford  University, Peking University, and the University of Cape Town and EAFIT University,  Colombia. He is the Lead Researcher for the Volkswagen Foundation funded multi-country, multi-year RESET project (Reconfiguring Sustainable Energy Transitions) that  tracks the energy transition in India, Germany, the Netherlands and South Africa. He also  manages the Disaster Risk & Resilience portfolio at IIHS.

India

Heleen De Coninck

Professor - Eindhoven University of Technology

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 16, IPCC AR6 WGIII, Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 4, IP

Heleen de Coninck is a full Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation and Climate Change at Eindhoven University of Technology since 2020, and an Associate Professor in Innovation Studies and Sustainability at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University Nijmegen's Faculty of Science since 2012. As a researcher, Heleen’s main research focus is on the role of innovation and technology in the international climate negotiations, on policy for making energy-intensive industry climate-neutral, and on the viability and societal dynamics of new technologies for 1.5C-mitigation pathways. Heleen graduated in Chemistry and in Environmental Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, specialising in climate change and atmospheric chemistry. After her studies, she worked as atmospheric chemistry researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. Before joining academia in 2012, Heleen worked at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), the largest energy research institute in the country, for over 10 years. There, she worked on international climate policy, rural electrification, the Clean Development Mechanism, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), capacity building in developing countries, and policy studies. In 2009, Heleen finished a PhD, which she conducted alongside her work at ECN, on technology in the international climate regime, at the VU University Amsterdam, in collaboration with Princeton University in the United States.

Felix Creutzig

Head of working group Land Use, Infrastructure and Transport - Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 5, IPCC AR6 WGIII

Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig is head of the working group Land Use, Infrastructures and Transport and Chair of Sustainability Economics at Technische Universität Berlin. He was lead author of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and lead analyst of the Global Energy Assessment. His research focuses on: Conceptualizing and quantifying GHG emissions of cities world-wide; Assessing opportunities for GHG mitigation of cities world-wide; Building models of sustainable urban form and transport; Land rents as a complement for financing sustainable infrastructures; Analyzing the role of capital stocks and infrastructures for climate change mitigation; Land use-mediated uncertainty in integrated assessments, particularly those related to bioenergy.

Before joining the MCC and TU Berlin, Felix was a postdoc fellow at the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, collaborating with Dan Kammen, Lee Schipper and Elizabeth Deakin, and the Energy Foundation China in Beijing. Felix Creutzig received his PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and holds a Master of Advanced Studies (Path III in Mathematics) from Cambridge University, UK. From 2009 until 2011 Felix was also chair of Netzwerk Europa, the Alumni organization of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin.

Shobhakar Dhakal

Vice President for Academic Affairs - Asian Institute of Technology

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 2, IPCC AR6 WGIII

Shobhakar Dhakal is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand since April 2021. In the past, he was Dean of the School of Environment, Resources and Development, and Head of the Department of Energy Environment and Climate Change of the Asian Institute of Technology. His main areas of expertise are in energy policy, climate change mitigation and policies, policy modelling and analysis, and cities and climate change. Dhakal was the Coordinating Lead Author of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report for the Chapter on Human Settlements, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, and 6th Assessment Report for the Chapter on Emissions Trends and Drivers. He was also a member of the author group that developed a recent UNEP led global scientific assessment titled Making Peace with Nature, launched by UN Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director in February 2021, led by Bob Watson and Ivar Andreas Baste.

Kejun Jiang

Senior Researcher - Energy Research Institute

Lead Author, Chapter 3, IPCC AR6 WGIII Report; Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 2, IPCC SR15

Since 1993, Kejun Jiang has been conducting research on climate change relative to energy policy analysis, with a focus on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation. In 1994 he began working on Integrated Assessment Model development for energy and GHG emission scenarios and policies, focusing on China and global analysis. At present he is mainly working on energy and environmental policy assessments by leading the Integrated Policy Assessment Model for China (IPAC) team. Additional areas of research include energy and emission scenarios, energy policy, energy systems, energy market analysis, climate change, local environment policies and international negotiation. Since 1997, Kejun Jiang has been working with the IPCC, including for Special Report on Emission Scenario and Working Group III Third Assessment Report, lead author for IPCC WGIII AR4 Chapter 3, and leader author for GEO-4 Chapter 2. He is now CLA in WGIII of IPCC AR5, LA for IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report, and author for UNEP Emission Gaps. His recent research projects include energy and emission scenarios for 2030, low carbon emission scenarios up to 2050, assessments on energy tax and fuel tax, potential for energy targets in China, and development of Integrated Policy Assessment models. Kejun Jiang received his Ph.D. from the Social Engineering Department of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Şiir Kılkış

Senior Researcher - The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜB?TAK)

Lead Author, Chapter 8, IPCC AR6 WGIII Report

Şiir Kılkış is alumna of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude with honors as the gold medalist in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She served as Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change for “Urban Systems and Other Settlements.” She is an author of the Summary for Policymakers and Technical Summary, Cross-Working Group box on Cities and Climate Change, and various chapters.

Her focus includes urban emissions scenarios in the context of the SSP-RCP framework, mitigation options for urban systems, their SDG linkages, multi-dimensional feasibility assessment and opportunities for shifting development pathways towards sustainability. She is Senior Researcher at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜB?TAK) and scientific advisor on climate change mitigation and adaptation. As Associate Professor in Energy Systems Engineering, she is coordinator of sustainable development and sustainable urban systems in the Earth System Science Graduate Program of Middle East Technical University. She is a member of the Earth Commission Working Group on Translation and Methods and Steering Committee member of the Future Earth Urban Knowledge Action Network. Based on her research work, she takes place among the top 2% scientists in the areas of energy, environmental science, and emerging/strategic technologies and is an International Scientific Committee member of the SDEWES Center.

Her research accomplishments include the SDEWES Index benchmarking 120 cities, SSP1 based scenarios for 420 urban areas around the world, the Rational Exergy Management Model to curb CO? emissions, and novel net-zero district concepts. She is an editorial board member of The Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water & Environment Systems, Smart Energy, Energy Storage and Saving as well as Guest Editor in Energy Conversion and Management and Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.

Ian Klaus

Senior Fellow, Chicago Council of Global Affairs

Series Editor of the SUP Series

Ian Klaus is a senior fellow on global cities and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on  Global Affairs. He also serves as director of research and policy for the Global Parliament  of Mayors and as the series editor of the AR6 Summary for Urban Policymakers. Previously, he served as a diplomatic adviser to the Urban 20 and C40 City Climate  Leadership Group.

He was senior adviser for global cities at the US Department of State. In that role, he led urban diplomacy for the United States, engaging dozens of foreign ministries and  development agencies from Africa, South America, North America, Asia, and Europe on  urbanization and foreign policy issues. He also internally managed the State  Department's efforts to develop urbanization-related policies. Klaus was deputy United  States negotiator for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable  Development. From 2011 - 2016, he served as member of the policy planning staff in the  office of the Secretary of State, advising the Secretary of State and Director of Policy  Planning. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum's advisory board on the future of urban development, the Creative Cities Working Group at Stanford University, a  visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Ernest May Fellow for History and  Security Studies at the Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Ph.D. in international  history from Harvard University, and is the author of Forging Capitalism (Yale, 2014) and Elvis is Titanic (Knopf, 2007).

United States of America

Kiane De Kleijne

PhD Student - Radboud University

Chapter Scientist, Chapter 12, IPCC AR6 WGIII

Kiane de Kleijne is a chapter scientist and contributing author in Chapter 4 of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5?C (SR1.5) and in Chapter 12 of the IPCC Working Group 3’s contribution to AR6, as well as a lead author in the Summary for Urban Policymakers of SR1.5. Kiane is a PhD student at the Department of Environmental Science at Radboud University in The Netherlands. Her research focuses on the environmental impacts and benefits of mitigation technologies in the industrial and energy sectors, for example CO2 capture and utilisation, and green hydrogen.

Shuaib Lwasa

Principal Researcher - Global Center on Adaptation

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 8, IPCC AR6 WGIII Report; Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC SRCCL

Dr. Shuaib Lwasa is a principal researcher on adaptation, governance and transformation at the Global Center on Adaptation. Shuaib has over 22 years of experience in university teaching and research as Professor of Urban Sustainability at Makerere University, Uganda. He has worked extensively on interdisciplinary research projects focused on African cities but also in South Asia. His publications are in the areas of urban mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, urban environmental management, spatial planning, and disaster risk reduction, urban sustainability. Shuaib is a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC WG III Chapter 8 “Urban Systems and Human Settlements” and Lead Author for the IPCC Special report on Land and Climate Change. He is the Past-Chair of the interdisciplinary research programme on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk.

Leila Niamir

Research Scholar- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Chapter Scientist and Contributing Author, Chapter 5, IPCC AR6 WGIII

Leila Niamir is a research scholar jointly associated with the Sustainable Service Systems and Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions research groups of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program. She is a computational economist working on energy and climate change mitigation. Her research focus is on the science-policy-society interface, agent-based modeling, behavioral and lifestyle changes, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and wellbeing. Niamir received her doctoral degree from the University of Twente in The Netherlands in 2019 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at MCC Berlin, Germany from 2019 to 2022.

Minal Pathak

Senior Scientist - Ahmedabad University

Chapter Scientist and Contributing Author, Chapter 5, IPCC AR6 WGIII Report

Professor Pathak holds a PhD and MS in Environmental Science. She is a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College London and has held visiting scholar positions at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru.

From 2016-17, she was Associate Professor and Head of the Doctoral Program at CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Assistant Professor at CEPT University from 2011-2016. She was a drafting author on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Her publications focus on low carbon scenarios for India, demand-side mitigation actions and their interlinkages with SDGs.

Joana Portugal Pereira

Assistant Professor - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Lead Author, Chapter 4; Coordinating Lead Author, Annex C IPCC AR6 WGIII Report

Joana Portugal-Pereira is an Assistant Professor in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ/COPPE) at the department of Energy Planning. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London and a Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon.

Her research interests focus on energy system innovations towards mitigation of global and local environmental impacts. She has a vast experience in developing environmental modelling tools to better understand the economic and environmental co-benefits of low carbon energy portfolios and to deliver policy recommendations.

She has collaborated in several international projects with industrial business and policy-maker actors and international organisations and developed work in Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions. She has developed work on energy and climate policy for the United Nations Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS, Japan), the Asian Development Bank (ADB, Japan), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the EC Horizon 2020, UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Joyashree Roy

Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Director of Centre on South and South East Asia Multidisciplinary Applied Research Network on Transforming Societies of Global South at SERD/AIT - Asian Institute of Technology

Lead Author, Chapter 4; Coordinating Lead Author, Annex C IPCC AR6 WGIII Report

Prof. Joyashree Roy is interested in multidisciplinary approaches to understanding development challenges. She has widely travelled for research collaborations and research capacity building. Current research interests are: Economics of Climate Change, modeling energy demand, economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, urban air pollution, water quality demand modeling, water, energy, carbon pricing, sustainable indicator development and estimation, natural resource accounting, valuing environmental services, and developmental and environmental issues relevant for South and South East Asia, informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service valuation.

She is the Founder advisor of the Global Change Programme (www.juglobalchangeprogram.org) which focuses on climate change research and beyond. She is also Founder Advisor of Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Project (http://www.jusylffprogram.org) on “Tradition, Social Change, and Sustainable Development: A Holistic Approach” at Jadavpur University. She was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Economics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California , USA.

Prof. Roy features in the documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains the World which explains among other things how developing countries are trying to bring people out of the dark and to the lights and transforming lives.

She is among the network of scientists who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC (Intergovernmental panel on climate change). She is co-sharer of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz Prize for water, 2012. She is the recipient of the 2021 Paradigm award of The Breakthrough Institute,USA. She has been involved in preparation of the Stern Review Report, Global Energy Assessment, and many other national and global reports. She is in the Steering committee of several national and International science-policy interactive platforms and in editorial boards of many international journals.

Karen Seto

Professor - Yale University

Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 8, IPCC AR6 WGIII Report

Karen Seto is the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science at the Yale School of the Environment. She is an urban and land change scientist whose central research focus is how urbanization will affect the planet. A geographer by training, she integrates remote sensing, field interviews, and modeling methods to study urbanization and land change, forecast urban growth, and examine the environmental consequences of urban expansion. She is an expert in satellite remote sensing analysis and has pioneered methods to reconstruct historical land-use and to develop empirical models to explain and forecast the expansion of urban areas. Seto is a specialist in contemporary urbanization in China and India, where she has conducted research for over 20 and 10 years, respectively. Her research is notable for its systematic use of big data and a scientific lens to study urbanization as a process and to understand the aggregate global impacts of urbanization. Seto’s research has generated new insights on the interaction between urbanization and food systems, the effects of urban expansion on biodiversity and cropland loss, urban energy use and emissions, and urban mitigation of climate change.

Professor Seto is one of the world's leading experts on contemporary urbanization and global change, and has served on numerous national and international scientific bodies. She is co-editor-in-chief of the journal, Global Environmental Change. She co-founded and co-chaired the global research project, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), formerly of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and Future Earth, from 2006 to 2016.  She has served on numerous U.S. National Research Council (NRC) Committees, including the NRC Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the NRC Committee on Pathways to Urban Sustainability. From 2002 to 2008, she was the Global Thematic Leader for Ecosystem Management Tools for the Commission on Ecosystem Management of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Chandni Singh

Senior Research Consultant - Practice, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Lead Author, Chapter 10, IPCC AR6 WGII; Author, Cross-Chapter Paper 2, IPCC AR6 WGII

Chandni Singh has a PhD in International Development from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and works at the interface of climate change and development in the global South. At IIHS, she works on climate change adaptation, drivers of differential vulnerability to climate change and hazards, and rural and urban livelihood transitions. She was a Contributing Author on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and is a Lead Author on the Working Group II Assessment Report 6 (Chapter 10 Asia and Cross-chapter Paper on Cities and Settlements by the Sea). Chandni is also a Lead Author on UCCRN’s Third Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities, and Contributing Author on the UNESCO-ICOMOS-IPCC “Cultural Heritage and Climate Change” Initiative. She serves on the editorial boards of Regional Environmental Change, Urbanisation, and Climate and Development, and is the 'Vulnerability and Adaptation' Domain Editor for Wires-Climate Change. She has previously worked in research and practice-based organisations such as the University of Reading (UK), Bioversity International, Pragya, and WWF India across South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Chandni is also deeply interested in science communication for lay audiences and is a published poet.

Shreya Some

Postdoctoral Researcher, at the Centre for South and South-East Asia Multidisciplinary Applied Research Network on Transforming Societies of Global South (SMARTS@SERD-AIT, Asian Institute of Technology)

Lead Author, Chapter 4; Coordinating Lead Author, Annex C IPCC AR6 WGIII

Shreya Some is an economist by training. She did her M.A. in Economics (2015) and PhD (2021) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Her PhD thesis title was “Economics of Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation: A Study of the Indian Agricultural Sector” which tried to understand the ways in which non-CO2 GHG emissions can be reduced from Indian agriculture, the potential of reducing emissions and the associated costs and benefits using marginal abatement cost approach and sustainable development goals framework. During her PhD, she was an exchange scholar at the Technical University, Freiberg, Germany where she worked on Ancillary Benefits of Climate Policy Activities for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), funded by the UGC-DAAD 2019-2021.

Her research interests include a wide range of topics: emission mitigation, energy modelling, just transition, gender equality and sustainable development. She is passionate about demand side climate mitigation, emission reduction from the food system, just transition of the food system. Her focus sectors are: agriculture, transport, urban and energy; and her focus regions are: South Asia and South East Asia. Her involvement in current projects includes zero carbon energy pathways for India.

Linda Steg

Professor - University of Groningen

Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGIII Report; Lead Author, Chapter 4, IPCC SR15

Linda’s research focuses on understanding factors influencing sustainable behavior, the effects and acceptability of strategies aimed to encourage sustainable behavior, and how and why acting sustainably affects wellbeing. She is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is laureate of the Dutch Royal Decoration with appointment as the Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, and laureate of the Stevin prize of the Dutch Research Council.  She previously served as President of division ‘Environmental Psychology’ of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), member of the Advisory Group on Energy for Horizon 2020, member of the Supervisory Board of the University of Twente, and associated member of the Dutch Council for the Environment and Infrastructure. Also, she coordinated the European PERSON platform (see www.person.eu) that aims to unite and advise socio-economic research on the human dimensions of sustainable energy transitions aimed to promote a secure, clean and efficient energy system.

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Professor - Central European University

Vice-Chair, IPCC AR6 WGIII

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz holds a Ph.D. from the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley). She served as the Acting Head of Department at CEU in 2002-2003 and directed the PhD program in 2003 – 2004. Diana Urge-Vorsatz was a Coordinating Lead Author in two Assessment Reports of the IPCC. She served on the United Nations’ Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, and led the buildings-related work in the Global Energy Assessment. She serves as associate editor of the journal “Energy Efficiency”, and is a member of the Editorial Board of “Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources''. She was a Visiting Professor at the International Christian University of Tokyo and a Research Scholar at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis). She has been serving on the Governing and Advisory boards of several organizations, including Innogy (formerly RWE), the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund (KLIEN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), and the Hungarian Energy-Efficiency Co-financing Program (HEECP), and the Club of Budapest. She is regularly invited to high-level review panels, such as that evaluating the work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the EU’s Joint Research Centre. She received the Hungarian Republic’s Presidential Award “Medium Cross” in 2008, as well as the “Role Model” award in 2009 and was invited as a member of Academia Europaea in 2017.


Cities

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), in collaboration with SUP project partners, organized a series of regional consultations over a year to facilitate the process of input by cities and local governments to the revision of the SUP report series. Find out more about the cities participating in the process, below:

Manuel de Araújo

City of Quelimane, Mozambique

Hamidou Baguian

City of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Zach Baumer

City of Austin, USA

Lia Cairone

City of New York, USA

Irma Ventayol Ceferino

City of Barcelona, Spain

Yoonjin Cho

City of Seoul, Republic of Korea

Leticia Clemente

City of Baguio, Philippines

Fernand Yapi Cocody

City of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Tiffany Crawford

City of Melbourne, Australia

Erika Alejandra Fregoso Cuenca

City of Guadalajara, Mexico

Nisreen Daoud

Municipality of Greater Amman, Jordan

Gillian Dick

City of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sharon Dijksma

City of Utrecht, The Netherlands

João Dinis

City of Cascais, Portugal

Roshanie Dissanayake

City of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tamsin Faragher

City of Cape Town, South Africa

Yann Françoise

City of Paris, France

Natalia Garay

Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile

Katrina Graham

City of Hobart, Australia

Solape Hammond

State of Lagos, Nigeria

Johan De Herdt

City of Antwerp, Belgium

Leonardo Herou

City of Canelones, Uruguay

Bridget Herring

City of Asheville, USA

Patricia Himschoot

City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bryan Ho-Yan

City of Guelph, Canada

Ivan Ivankovic

City of Zagreb, Croatia

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh

City of Malmö, Sweden

Jonas Kamleh

City of Malmö, Sweden

Kunal Khemnar

City of Pune, India

Felipe Mandarino

City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Daniela Mastrángelo

City of Rosario, Argentina

Anna Mitchell

City of Sydney, Australia

Rosli Nordin

City of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Joseph Oganga

City of Kisumu, Kenya

Herman Padonou

National Association of Municipalities of Benin

Ahmad Zabri bin Mohamed Sarajudin

City of Seberang Perai, Malaysia

Mohamed Sefiani

City of Chefchaouen, Morocco

Mariusz Skiba

City of Katowice, Poland

David Smart

City of Bo, Sierra Leone

Çağlar Tükel

City of Izmir, Turkey

Risto Veivo

City of Turku, Finland

Paola Vela

City of Lima, Peru

Anthony Xenon Walde

City of Makati, Philippines


Businesses

Resilience First, the largest business-led membership not-for-profit with a vision to drive global resilience best practice at scale, is pleased to be part of a unique collaboration to co-create a Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) that presents the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action in cities and across businesses.  A cross-selection of industry members from Resilience First’s network have been invited to participate in the dialogues and we thank them for their invaluable insights.