Committees

The organization of the Cities and Climate Change Science Conference is led by the following two committees:

Scientific Steering Committee

Organizing Committee

 

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 organisation of the conference through developing the scientific strategy and vision to achieve the conference objectives.

Co-Chairs

 

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal

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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Dr. Prof. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Dr. Prof. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Professor

Central European University, Hungary

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Members

 

Prof. Xuemei Bai

Prof. Xuemei Bai

Professor

Australian National University, Australia

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Dr. Aliyu Barau

Dr. Aliyu Barau

Department Head and Lecturer

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

Link to Bio

 

Dr. Helen Cleugh

Dr. Helen Cleugh

Director

CSIRO Climate Science Centre, Australia

Link to Bio

 

Prof. Richard Dawson

Prof. Richard Dawson

Professor

School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

Link to Bio

 

Dr. Gian Carlo Delgado

Dr. Gian Carlo Delgado

Principal Investigator

Interdisciplinary Research Center on Sciences and Humanities, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Link to Bio

 

Dr. David Dodman

Dr. David Dodman

Director, Human Settlements

International Institute for Environmental Development (IIED), UK

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Lykke Leonardson

Lykke Leonardson

Program Director, Resilience and Sustainable City Solutions

City of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Prof. Valérie Masson-Delmotte

Prof. Valérie Masson-Delmotte

Senior Scientist

LSCE, France

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Dr. Megan Melamed

Dr. Megan Melamed

Executive Officer

International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC), USA

 

Dr. Debra Roberts

Dr. Debra Roberts

Head of Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit

eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa

 

Prof. Roberto Sanchez

Prof. Roberto Sanchez

Researcher

Department of Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico

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Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

Senior Research Scientist

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA

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Prof. Karen Seto

Prof. Karen Seto

Professor

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA

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Prof. William Solecki

Prof. William Solecki

Professor

CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, USA

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Maryke van Staden

Maryke van Staden

Low Carbon Cities Program Manager

ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) & Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbon Center), Germany

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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 Ariken

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