Dr. Diana Liverman, worldwide recognized researcher on climate change and environment, is visiting the Private Institute for Climate Change Research –ICC-.

Liverman will be in Guatemala to participate in the II National Conference in Climate Change that will be hosted in Quetzaltenango City. She is appointed to conduct the keynote presentation in adaptation to climate change. During her time in Guatemala, she will also visit the ICC’s facilities and will become familiar with the work carried out by our institution.

Currently Liverman is the co-director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona and is also a Regents professor in the School of Geography and Development. She studies the human dimensions of global environmental change, especially the social causes and consequences of climate change.

Her experience includes teaching geography and helping to build interdisciplinary environmental programs at Oxford, Penn State, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has also worked with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado, the transition committee for Future Earth (ICSU, UNEP, WMO, UNESCO), the US-NRC Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, the US-NRC panel on Informing America’s Climate Choices, the scientific advisory committee for the InterAmerican Institute (IAI) and the ICSU Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) project.

Nobel Peace Prize

In 2007, the International Panel on Climate Change -IPCC- was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”. Dr. Diana Liverman was part of the scientists that contributed substantially to the preparation of IPCC reports that won the Nobel Peace Prize.

For further details about the experience and profile of Dr. Diana Liverman, please visit http://dianaliverman.wordpress.com/

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