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Walter E. Baethgen
Director, Regional and Sectoral Research, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University Earth Institute
Dr. Baethgen has focused his research career on designing, implementing and managing multidisciplinary research and development programs to address climate risks in agriculture, from tools to assist farmers to assess and manage their risk, to ensuring that policy-makers understand and take account of climate research. He has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, FAO, the IAEA, The World Bank and IICA, as well as governments and the private sector in several countries in Latin America, and was a lead author for IPCC’s Second (1995) and Third (2001) Assessments Reports and contributing author for the Fourth Assessment (2007). He is the recipient of the Morosoli de Oro award, in recognition of his contributions to Uruguayan culture.