A.K.M. Saiful Islam

Affiliation: Professor, Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Email: akmsaifulislam@iwfm.buet.ac.bd
Country: Bangladesh
Role: Lead Author, Chapter 12, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

A.K.M. Saiful Islam is a Professor at the Institute of Water and Flood management of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He has received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1989) from BUET, a Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering (1999) from BUET, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2004) from Drexel University, USA. His research interests aim at climate change impact on hydrology, water resources management, urban and coastal flood management, remote sensing for disaster risks reduction. His research has adopted regional climate modelling, basin-scale hydrological modelling, river hydrodynamic modelling, urban flood modelling, coastal and storm surge modelling, weather forecast modelling, satellite remote sensing for environmental monitoring, hydro informatics for disaster risks reduction and climate change adaptation. He has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than 100 conference papers, and contributed to 6 book chapters. Over the past decade, Islam has led several major international scientific climate change assessments and the reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He contributed to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C as an Expert Reviewer. He is currently a Lead Author on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. He teaches about 10 graduate courses and has organized many workshops locally and overseas. Additionally, he serves as the Coordinator of the Climate Change Study Cell at IWFM, BUET.

Anna A. Sörensson

Affiliation: Researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, University of Buenos Aires.
Email: sorensson@cima.fcen.uba.ar
Country: Argentina
Role: Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 10, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

Anna Sörensson is a researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina positioned at the University of Buenos Aires. She holds a Master of Physics from the University of Linköping, Sweden and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. Her research focuses on the interaction between soil moisture, vegetation, flooding, and the atmosphere in the context of climate change. She works mostly in interdisciplinary settings with anthropologists, ecologists, and agronomists and is involved in transdisciplinary projects with social scientists and different local stakeholders. Between 2012-2015 Anna worked at the Argentinean Ministry of Environment as the coordinator of the climate modelling part of the 3rd national communication of climate change of Argentina to the UNFCCC.

Currently she is one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the IPCC for its sixth assessment report, Group 1, Chapter 10 on Linking Global to Regional Change. She is also a member of the Core Writing Team of the AR6 Synthesis Report.

Friederike Otto

Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change; Imperial College London.
Email: f.otto@imperial.ac.uk
Country: United Kingdom (UK)
Role: Lead Author, Chapter 11, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

Friederike (Fredi) is a Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, one of Imperial’s six hubs for research, innovation, and influence on global challenges. Fredi is a physicist with a doctorate in philosophy of science from the Free University Berlin. She joined the University of Oxford in the same year and was associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford before joining Imperial in October 2021. Her main research interests include extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and storms, and understanding whether and to what extent these are made more likely or intense due to climate change – known by experts as ‘climate change attribution’. In 2018, Fredi became one of the international climate scientists writing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) The Scientific Basis, which was published in August 2021. She is also an author on the IPCC’s new Synthesis Report which will be published in September 2022. In 2020 Climate Change Attribution was named one of MIT Tech Review’s top ten breakthrough technologies. In 2021 Fredi was recognised for her co-founding of WWA on the TIME100 list as one of the world’s most influential individuals, according to the renowned TIME magazine and as one of the top 10 people who made a difference in science in 2021, by the journal Nature.

Krishnan Raghavan

Affiliation: Acting Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM); Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), IITM, Pune, India
Email: krish@tropmet.res.in
Country: India
Role: Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 8, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

Krishnan Raghavan specializes in climate modelling studies on scientific issues relating to “Climate Change, Asian Monsoon and Water Cycle”. Currently, he is the Acting Director, IITM and Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at IITM and is engaged in developing in-house capability in Earth System Modelling to address the science of climate change. Under his leadership the CCCR developed the IITM Earth System Model (ESM) – the first global climate model from India that contributed to the CMIP6 and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He was a coordinating lead author in the IPCC AR6 WG1 report (Chapter-8: Water Cycle Changes) and a drafting author in the Summary for Policy Makers.

He is a Member of the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), WMO. He and his team from CCCR-IITM published the first National Climate Change Assessment Report of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India in 2020. After obtaining an M.Sc degree in Applied Mathematics from the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, he pursued Ph.D. research in Atmospheric Sciences at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Univ. of Pune in 1994. He has published over 140 scientific articles/papers, supervised/co-supervised 12 Ph.D degrees (+ 11 ongoing) & 7 Master (M.Sc/M.Tech) dissertations. He has also offered training and lectures in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics & Atmospheric Sciences.

Laura Gallardo

Affiliation: Professor, University of Chile; Director, Center of Excellence for Climate and Resilience Research, University of Chile
Email: lgallard@dim.uchile.cl
Country: Chile
Role: Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

Laura Gallardo is a Professor at the Geophysics Department (DGF), University of Chile. She acted as the founding director for the Center of Excellence for Climate and Resilience Research. She obtained a PhD in Chemical Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) in 1996 for working on lightning emissions of oxidized nitrogen under the guidance of Prof. Henning Rodhe. Her research interests are broad and cover atmospheric modelling and data assimilation, tropospheric ozone, air quality in mega cities, and lately short-lived climate pollutants/forcers. She has been the leader for a scientific network and project studying South American Megacities (SAEMC, 2006-2012). is the co-convener of the Pollution and its Impact on the South American Cryosphere (PISAC) initiative, and co-coordinator of the Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America (PAPILA, 2018-2021), an international network funded by the European Union.

She has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Global Atmospheric of Chemistry (IGAC) for the period 2003-2009, and as a member of the international Commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP) since 2006. Additionally, she serves in the Scientific Steering Committee of the Surface Ocean Land Atmosphere Studies (SOLAS). Laura has guided multiple theses in engineering and atmospheric science in Chile and has (co) authored over 85 publications. Currently, she is one of the lead authors for Chapter 6, WG1 of the IPCC AR6 report.

Rafiq Hamdi

Affiliation: Senior Researcher, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
Email: rafiq.hamdi@meteo.be
Country: Belgium
Role: Lead Author, Chapter 10, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

Rafiq Hamdi completed his civil engineering in meteorology in June 2000 from Météo-France (Toulouse, France). He completed his Master’s Degree (DEA) from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in June 2002, which was followed by a PhD in 2005 at the Institut d’Astronomie et de géophysique G. Lemaître in the field of urban meteorology. Since December 2005, Rafiq is working at the research department of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium. He is a member of the international consortium ACCORD that develops the atmospheric model ALARO and its land surface scheme called SURFEX, which is used both for numerical weather prediction and climate modeling.

He is a member of the international Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). He is also a member of the expert team on surface processes within the Short-Range Numerical Weather Prediction Programme (SRNWP). Since October 2014, he is a guest lecturer (10%) at Ghent university. His main interests include regional climate modelling, surface modelling, urban meteorology, the urban climate under global warming and interaction surface/atmosphere. He received funding for more than 10 projects from different sources (national, European, and China Academy of Science) and he has (co)-authored 58 peer reviewed publications and 12 book chapters. He has been a co-promotor of 3 PhDs and 9 master and bachelor students. He is one of the lead authors of the IPCC AR6 report. In August 2019 he was a contributing author for the latest IPCC special report on climate change and land (SRCCL, 2019).

Zbigniew Klimont

Affiliation: Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group – Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, IIASA
Email: klimont@iiasa.ac.at
Country: Austria
Role: Lead Author, Chapter 6, IPCC AR6 WGI Report

Zbigniew Klimont has a degree in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Warsaw, Poland. He worked at the University of Warsaw (Department of Geography and Regional Studies) and then as a Research Fellow at the Polish Academy of Sciences (Department of Energy Problems). Zbigniew Klimont joined IIASA’s Transboundary Air Pollution Project in 1992. Currently, he is a research scholar with the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program (formerly Mitigation of Air pollution and Greenhouse gases program), where he works on the assessment of regional (Europe, Asia) and global emissions of various air pollutants.

He leads the development of models to estimate emissions and mitigation costs of ammonia, NMVOC, and particulate matter (including black carbon). These models are part of the integrated assessment framework GAINS recently supporting development of air pollution policy in Europe. For more than a decade he has been involved in European and Asian work on emission control strategies and has co-authored European, Asian, and global inventories and policy studies on air pollutants and their future evolution with a specific focus on black carbon and other aerosols. Currently, he is one of the lead authors for Chapter 6, WG1 of the IPCC AR6 report. His research interests include assessment of regional (Europe, Asia) and global emissions of various air pollutants.

Jagdish Krishnaswamy

Affiliation: Dean, School of Environment and Sustainability, Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
Email: jkrishnaswamy@iihs.ac.in
Country: India

As Dean – School of Environment and Sustainability (SES), Jagdish leads the build-out of the School, providing the strategic direction and operational guidance needed to expand its academic footprint, research activities and network, practice portfolio, and capacity-building initiatives. Jagdish will also help develop the IIHS Kengeri campus and its environs as India’s first Urban Ecological Observatory and strengthen IIHS’s profile in Ecology and Conservation Science.

He is a field ecohydrologist and a landscape ecologist with research and teaching interests in applied statistics, environmental applications of remote sensing and GIS, ecosystem services, ecological restoration, river ecology and climate change. He loves the challenge of understanding complex changes in the environment over time and space. He was the Coordinating Lead Author of the Special IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land.
Jagdish was at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru where he was a faculty member for over 20 years. He has been a faculty member at the Wildlife Institute of India and has also been an affiliate teaching faculty at the National Centre for Biological Sciences-TIFR (NCBS-TIFR), Bengaluru where he has been involved with the Masters Programme in Wildlife Biology and Conservation since its inception.