Latin America and the Caribbean

Adriana Erthal Abdenur 
Plataforma CIPÓ

Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert and the Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, an independent, women-led research institute dedicated to issues of climate, governance and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean and across the Global South. She is a Policy Fellow at the United Nations University's Center for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) for the year 2021, working on innovations in global governance around the issue of forests, and an Adjunct Lecturer in International Affairs at Sciences-Po Paris, where she teaches on Climate and Security. She is a member of the UN ECOSOC Committee on Development Policy (CPD), the Global Climate Commission, and the Weathering Risk Strategic Advisory Board. Dr. Abdenur earned her PhD in sociology of development from Princeton University in 2006. She is the mother of two young children. 


Carlos Fuller
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

Carlos Fuller is the Regional and International Liaison Officer at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. His primary responsibility is to coordinate CARICOM Member States in the international climate change negotiations. He is a Meteorologist and was the Chief Meteorologist in the National Meteorological Service of Belize. He has represented Belize in the climate change negotiation process since 1990. In that capacity he served as the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC) in 2017 and 2018. He is presently the Chief Negotiator on Climate Change for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) under the Chairmanship of Belize. He is also the Special Advisor to the President of the Commission on Climatology of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on High-level Science-Policy Climate Related Issues. He holds the George Price Lifetime Achievement Award for Emergency Management and the Officer of the Order the British Empire (OBE) for public service.


Herman Rosa Chávez
Researcher-Consultant

Herman Rosa Chávez is a researcher-consultant. As former Minister of Environment of El Salvador (June 2009-May 2014) he refocused environmental policy to the twin goals of reversing environmental degradation and reducing vulnerability to climate change, and launched internationally recognized initiatives on disaster risk reduction and landscape restoration, among others. From 1993-2009, he was Senior Researcher and then Director of PRISMA, a regional think-tank on environment and development issues based in San Salvador. He holds degrees in Engineering and Economics, and an M.A. on Economic Policy and International Relations.