Dr. Carlos Nobre"Combating climate change and saving the Amazon: the role of Science"
Carlos Nobre is an Earth System scientist from Brazil. He obtained a PhD in Meteorology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 1983. Nobre’s work mostly focus on the Amazon and its impacts on the Earth system. He chaired the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). He is the co-chair of the Science Panel for the Amazon (www.theamazonwewant.org) and the leader of the Amazonia 4.0 project (www.amazoniaquatropontozero.org.br), to develop a Nature-based bioeconomy of standing forests and flowing rivers. He has been also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and one of authors of IPCC 4th Assessment Report, awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was National Secretary for R&D Policies at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil and President of Brazil’s Agency for Post-Graduate Education (CAPES). He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and of the World Academy of Sciences. He was director of Brazil’s Center for Weather Prediction and Climate Studies (CPTEC-INPE) and the creator of the Center of Earth System Science (CCST-INPE) and of the National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN). He is currently a senior scientist with University of São Paulo’s Institute for Advanced Studies.