BC3-UPV/EHU Summer School Faculty: International leading experts in the field of Climate Change

Maria José Sanz (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)

Prof,. Maria José Sanz is the Scientific Director of BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change  since January 2016.
Prof. Sanz holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Universidad de Valencia (1991) and has expertise in several scientific areas like Ecophysiology, Air pollution effects, lower and higher plants, Atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, Nitrogen and carbon cycles, Greenhouse Gasses and other related gases, Green house gas inventories, LULUCF and REDD+.
She has been strongly involved in the policy dimension of Climate Change, guiding political decisions carried out at centres such as the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation) or the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). She has an expertise on multilateral processes, regulatory frameworks, policy measures and instruments of Climate Change Policy, and led the implementation of different programmes with a multidisciplinary-based approach.
Among other appointments, Prof. Sanz was a member of the Spanish Delegation and Advisor to the Ministry of Environment for Climate Change Negotiations (2000 – 2007), and member of the CDM Executive Board, representing Europe in 2007.

Personal profile: http://www.bc3research.org/es/marijose_sanz.html

Anil Markandya (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)

Professor Markandya is a resource economist who has worked in this field for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities. He is the former Scientific Director of BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change.

He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics in 1968 and was awarded his Ph.D. on the Economics of the Environment in 1975.Since then he has divided his time between academic and advisory work. On the academic side he has published widely in the areas of climate change, environmental valuation, environmental policy, energy and environment, green accounting, macroeconomics and trade. Some of his best-known works include, ´Blueprint for a Green Economy’, ´Green Accounting in Europe’, ´Reconciling Trade and Development’ and ´Cleaning the Ganges’.He has held academic positions at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the US and at University College London and Bath University in the UK.He was a lead author for Chapters of the 3rd and 4th IPCC Assessment Reports on Climate Change.Professor Markandya has worked extensively on climate change and energy and environment issues and has received a number of awards.He was one of the core team that drafted the IPCC 4th Assessment that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.In 2008 he was nominated by Cambridge University as one of the 50 most influential thinkers on sustainability in the world.Professor Markandya has also been an advisor to many national and international organizations, including all the international development banks, UNDP, the EU and the governments of India and the UK. At the World Bank he was a Lead Advisor and worked closely on energy and environmental issues with many governments in Asia, Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Personal profile: http://www.bc3research.org/anil_markandya.html

Pedro Linares Llamas (University of Comillas and Harvard Kennedy School)

Pedro Linares is Professor of Industrial Engineering of the ICAI School of Engineering, researcher at the Institute for Technology Research (IIT) and the BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability, and Affiliate Researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT CEEPR. Currently he serves as Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs at Comillas Pontifical University. His teaching and research focuses on the relationship between energy, economics and environment, and specifically on sustainable energy, renewable energy and environmental policy, and multicriteria methods applied to resource allocation. He has published about these issues in the most journals relevant in the field. He has also been a consultant for several private and public firms and institutions in Spain, Europe and Latin America. He is member of INFORMS, AEEE-IAEE, AERNA-EAERE and the International Society on MCDM.

Areas of interest:
Multiple criteria decision making energy economics. Energy planning models. Integration of renewable energies. Environmental economics. Environmental policy instruments.

Full cv here http://www.iit.comillas.edu/pedrol/documents/cv_en.pdf

Personal profile  http://www.iit.comillas.edu/people/pedrol

Iñigo Losada (IH Cantabria and IPCC)

Iñigo Losada is the Research Director at IH Cantabria. He has also been Director of the Department of Water and Environmental Sciences and Techniques (2000-2003) and is Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Cantabria. He holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Cantabria and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware (USA) where he worked as a researcher at the Center for Applied Coastal Research from 1989 to 1992. Iñigo has been lead researcher in projects within the Spanish National Plan, the European Union and other international research agencies. He has also led over 50 transfer projects for the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Council of Europe and several national and international companies and public administrations. He is lead researcher of the Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure “Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin”. His work has received various national and international awards. Among other things, he is the only Spanish “Coordinating Leading Author” of the 5th report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in which he coordinates the section on impacts and adapting to climate change in coastal areas.

Personal profile: http://www.ihcantabria.com/en/ips/item/401-inigo-losada/401-inigo-losada

Teresa Ribera (Director of IDDRI)

Teresa Ribera is director of IDDRI. Before her appointment as director, in July 2014, she was Senior Advisor on International Climate Policy at IDDRI. Teresa Ribera was Secretary of State for Climate Change in Spain’s Government between 2008 and 2011, responsible for environment and climate policies as well as the national meteorological agency. Between September 2012 and June 2013 she has been working in the renewable energy industry. She held different technical positions in the ministries of Public Works, Transportation and Environment (1996-2004) and was Director-General for climate (2004-2008). Teresa Ribera graduated in Law, holds the diploma in constitutional law and political science of the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales (Spain) and belongs to the Cuerpo Superior de Administradores Civiles del Estado. She has been assistant professor in public law in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). She is a frequent collaborator to several think tanks and non-profit organisations, as well as to different international organisations. She has participated in numerous conferences, workshops and publications on climate change, environment, energy, international governance and EU institutions.

Teresa Ribera chairs the Advisory Board of the Momentum For Change UNFCCC Initiative; She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Climate in the WEF, and of the UNSDSN’s Global Leadership Council.

Personal Profile: http://www.iddri.org/Iddri/Equipe/Ribera

Christoph Bohringer (University of Oldenburg)

Since May 1st, 2012, Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer has been a member of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation that was established by the German government.

Christoph  Böhringer  is  professor  for  economic  policy  at  the  Carl  von  Ossietzky  University  in Oldenburg. After his graduation as industrial engineer from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, he received a doctorate in economics at the University of Stuttgart in 1995, where he became head of the section  „Energy  Economics“  at  the  Institute  for  Energy  Economics  and  the  Rational  Use  of  Energy (IER). From  1999  to  2006,  he  led  the  department  „Environmental  and  Resource  Economics,  Environmental Management” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. In 2002, he habilitated in economics at the University of Regensburg and in 2004 he became professor of  economics  at  the  University of  Heidelberg.  In  early  2007,  he moved  from  Mannheim  respectively Heidelberg to Oldenburg, where he now holds the chair of „Economic Policy“. His research  activities focus on the economic impact assessment of regulation, especially in the fieldof  environmental,  energy  and  climate  policy.  His  scientific  findings  have  been  published  in  many internationally renowned journals. Prof.  Böhringer  is  research  professor  at  the  Centre for  European  Economic  Research  (ZEW)  and member  of  the  German  National  Committee  on  Global  Change  Research  (NKGCF)  set  up  by  the German Research Association (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Personal Profile: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/wire/vwl/economic-policy/persons/prof-dr-boehringer/

Gonzalo Saenz de Miera (Spanish Association for Energy Economy (AEEE))

Gonzalo Saenz de Miera holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick (UK). Currently, he is Director of Regulatory Prospective at Iberdrola,director of the Energy Business Master’s Degree at Spain’s Energy Club and chairman of the Spanish Association for Energy Economy (AEEE).

The Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE) was funded in 2004 in order to facilitate both professional communication and exchange of ideas between people interested in Energy Economics. It also aims to inform and educate the society in the field of Energy Economics as well as fostering international cooperation in this area.

Personal profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gonzalo-saenz-de-miera-0283655

Sergio H. Faria (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change)

Sergio H. Faria holds a doctorate in Natural Sciences (summa cum laude) from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2003) and Master in Physics (summa com laude) from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Sergio H. Faria is a multidisciplinary researcher on Earth and planetary sciences, social dynamics, and complex systems.He is adjoint Presidential Professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan. Sergio H. Faria is head of the BC3 Environmental Physics Group and head of the Team “Climate Change, Environment and Human Well-Being”, part of the Doctorate Programme “Quaternary: Environmental Change and Human Ecological Footprint” of the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV). He is the European Coordinator of the “GIGAKU Education Programme for Innovative Global Engineers” (GIGAKU-IGLOBE) led by Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) and funded by MEXT, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Formerly  he was Assistant Professor of Geosciences at the University of Göttingen, Germany (2006-2011), Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, Germany (2004-2006), Research Associate at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2003-2004) and Assistant Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (2003).He did several stays in Antarctica and Greenland, in particular as ice core scientist during two EPICA-DML* deep-drilling expeditions (2003-2004 and 2005-2006) to Kohnen Station (75º00’S, 00º04’E), Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Through these activities he became most likely the first Brazilian to perform long term research activities on the Antarctic plateau, as well as the first Brazilian to take part on a polar deep drilling expedition.

*EPICA = European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica; DML = Dronning Maud Land.

Personal Profile: http://www.bc3research.org/es/sergio_faria.html

Guillem Chust (AZTI-Tecnalia, Marine Research Division)

Guillem Chust holds aPhD in Ecology (2002, University of Paul Sabatier, France).He held Postdoc position at CNRS (France) in 2002-2004.Since 2005, is Senior Researcher at AZTI (Marine Research Division).
Research interest: marine ecology and climate change impacts in ocean and coastal ecosystems.
He is Leader of competitive national projects and WPs of European projects (MEECE, Euro-Basin).
Some Relevant publications:
Chust et al. 2014. Biomass changes and trophic amplification of plankton in a warmer ocean. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12562.
Chust et al. 2013. Latitudinal phytoplankton distribution and the neutral theory of biodiversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 531-543.
Valle et al. 2014. Projecting future distribution of the seagrass Zostera noltii under global warming and sea level rise. Biological conservation 170: 74-85.

Personal profile: http://www.azti.es/join-azti-tecnalia/team/name/guillem-chust/

Alejandro Cearreta (University of the Basque Country)

Alejandro Cearreta graduated in Geology (University of the Basque Country) and holds a PhD in Geology (University of Exeter).

Alejandro Cearreta is responsible for the Master degree in Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint, for the PhD Programme in Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint, for the UFI (Formation and Research Unit) in Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint (UFI11/09).

Alejandro is leader of the Harea-Coastal Geology research group (IT767-13 at the University of the Basque Country.

He is responsible of the Joaquín Gómez de Llarena Laboratory (Geo-Q Research Centre, Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi) and Editor of the CKQ (Estudios de Cuaternario/ Kuaternario Ikasketak/ Quaternary Studies) Journal, ISSN 2174-3703, published by the Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi.

His research interests are: Recent geology of the coastal area: historical transformation, modern characteristics and environmental regeneration and Quaternary environmental evolution of coastal ecosystems: multiproxy analysis of the sedimentary record.

Personal profile: http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/estratipaleo/alejandro-cearreta

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