Two DMF scientists appointed IPCC Vice-Chairs

Photographs of Prof. Inés Camilloni and Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse. Photo credit: the Degrees Initiative

Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists Prof. Inés Camilloni and Prof. Nana Ama Browne Klutse have been appointed as Vice-Chairs for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I. This working group examines the physical science basis underpinning past, present and future climate change.

Prof. Camilloni leads the DMF research project at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which models the impacts of SRM and climate change on the La Plata Basin’s hydroclimate. Since starting her work with the DMF in 2018, she has emerged as a leading voice on SRM in Latin America and beyond, giving a TED talk on the subject in 2022 and co-authoring the recent UNEP independent expert review on SRM research and deployment.  

More broadly, Prof. Camilloni was a lead author on the IPCC’s fifth and special SR15 assessment reports, and is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology of UNESCO. 

Prof. Klutse is the principal investigator for the DMF team in Ghana based at the University of Ghana, Accra. She is a co-lead of the CORDEX Africa modelling group, a member of the UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) scientific board and was a lead author on the IPCC’s sixth assessment report.

Prof. Klutse started working on SRM thanks to a DMF grant in 2022. Today her team in Ghana is researching the impacts of SRM and climate change on the Harmattan windy season and precipitation in southern West Africa.

Congratulations to Prof. Camilloni and Prof. Klutse! 

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