Latin America and the Caribbean

Herman Rosa Chávez

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.

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.

Adriana Erthal Abdenur 
Plataforma CIPÓ

Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert and co-founder of Plataforma CIPÓ, a new climate, peacebuilding and cooperation platform. She was previously coordinator of the International Peace and Security area at the Igarapé Institute, where she supervised projects on climate and security; migration and refuge; conflict mediation and prevention; and peace operations. Dr. Abdenur is a member of the Committee on Development Policy (CDP) of the UN’s ECOSOC and of the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks, invited by the German government to provide input the UN system on climate and security. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.