Today, Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal spoke at the Humphrey School with faculty and students from across the university about cities, energy use, and climate change. Dr. Dhakal is currently serving as one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC for the Group III dealing with human settlements and climate change mitigation. His presentation is part of NSF RCN: Sustainable Cities- People and the Energy-Climate-Water Nexus, which includes scholars and researchers from Thailand, South Africa, Spain, and the US.
|Photo Credit: IPCC Working Group III|
Dr. Dhakal was Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project, an international scientific program hosted by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Japan (2006-2012) and a Senior Policy Researcher and the Project Manager of Urban Project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan (2001-2006). He is also a visiting Associate Professor to Graduate School of Environmental Studies of Nagoya University in Japan and a Guest Research Scholar to International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria since 2009.