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IPBES/IPCC workshop scientific steering committee

The IPBES/IPCC co-sponsored workshop on biodiversity and climate change is being led by a scientific steering committee consisting of twelve experts, six of which selected by IPCC and six by the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel:


  • Co-Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee: Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Germany (Co-Chair IPCC Working Group II)
  • Edvin Aldrian, Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Indonesia (Vice-Chair IPCC Working Group I)
  • Ramon Pichs Madruga, Centre for World Economy Studies (CIEM), Cuba (Vice-Chair IPCC Working Group III; member of the IPBES task force on scenarios and models)
  • Camille Parmesan, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (Coordinating lead author, AR6, IPCC Working Group II)
  • Debra Roberts, Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa (Co-Chair IPCC Working Group II)
  • Alex Rogers, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


  • Co-Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee: Robert Scholes, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (Co-Chair IPBES Assessment of Land Degradation and Restoration)
  • Sandra Diaz, National University of Córdoba, Argentina (former member of the IPBES MEP; Co-Chair of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services)
  • Markus Fischer, University of Bern, Switzerland (member of the IPBES MEP; Co-Chair of the IPBES Regional Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia)
  • Shizuka Hashimoto, University of Tokyo, Japan (member of the IPBES MEP)
  • Sandra Lavorel, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France (member of the IPBES MEP)
  • Ning Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (member of the IPBES MEP)