Committees

Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) is composed of experts from the engineering, physical, natural and social sciences and humanities, as well as from the urban community. The SSC guides the organization of the conference through developing the scientific strategy and vision to achieve the conference objectives.


Co-Chairs

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal
Associate Professor
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
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Seth Schultz
Director of Science and Innovation
C40 Climate Leadership Group, USA
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Prof. Dr. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz
Professor
Central European University, Hungary
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Members

Prof. Xuemei Bai
Professor
Australian National University, Australia
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Dr. Aliyu Barau
Department Head and Lecturer
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
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Dr. Helen Cleugh
Director
CSIRO Climate Science Centre, Australia
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Prof. Richard Dawson
Professor
School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK
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Dr. Gian Carlo Delgado
Principal Investigator
Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
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Dr. David Dodman
Director, Human Settlements
International Institute for Environmental Development (IIED), UK
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Lykke Leonardson
Programme Director, Resilience and Sustainable City Solutions
City of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Prof. Valérie Masson-Delmotte
Senior Scientist
LSCE, France
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Dr. Debra Roberts
Head of Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit
eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa
Prof. Roberto Sanchez
Researcher
Department of Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
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Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig
Senior Research Scientist
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
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Prof. Karen Seto
Professor
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA
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Prof. William Solecki
Professor
CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, USA
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Maryke van Staden
Low Carbon Cities Programme Manager
ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) & Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbon Center), Germany
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Dr. Megan Melamed
Executive Officer
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), USA
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Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is overseeing the preparation of the conference in terms of planning, budgeting, communication and logistics. The organizing committee is composed of representatives from the organizing partners of the conference. It works in close collaboration with the team from Edmonton, the host city, to make this conference a success for the urban and scientific community.


Co-Chairs


City of Edmonton
Sarah Cicchini
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Emmanuelle Pinault
Cities Alliance
Julie Greenwalt


Members

Future Earth
Anne-Helene Prieur-Richard
ICLEI
Yunus Arikan
IPCC Secretariat
Mxolisi Shongwe
IPCC Working Group I
Sarah Connors
IPCC Working Group II
Bard Rama
IPCC Working Group III
Minal Pathak
SDSN
Jessica Epsey
UCLG
Natalene Poisson
UN Environment
Pierre Boileau
UN-Habitat
Marcus Mayr
WCRP
Boram Lee