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Nobre, Rajendra Pachauri and Ada Yonath: on a sustainable development panel

Eduardo Cesar, Pachauri: Mikhail Evstafiev and Yonath: Hareesh N NampoothiriNobre, Rajendra Pachauri and Ada Yonath: on a sustainable development panelEduardo Cesar, Pachauri: Mikhail Evstafiev and Yonath: Hareesh N Nampoothiri

Climatologist Carlos Nobre, a researcher at the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) and Secretary of Policy and Research and Development Programs at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), was invited to serve on a high-level council composed of 26 scientists from different countries, responsible for advising the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-Moon, with respect to initiatives and policies on sustainable development.  “The invitation is recognition that Brazil has an agenda, as a country, on sustainable development, and that Brazilian science is seeking solutions and knowledge to obtain sustainability,” Nobre said. Among the members of the panel are two winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Israeli Ada Yonath and the Egyptian Ahmed Zewail, and one Nobel Peace Prize winner, India’s Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of which Nobre is also a member. The board is expected to meet twice a year. The next meeting is scheduled for December in New York. Carlos Nobre is a coordinator of the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change. He also chairs the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP), and the Executive Councils of the Brazilian Research Network on Climate Change (Rede Clima) and the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change.

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