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The C2G2 Advisory Group was established to guide the initiative in its mission to catalyze the establishment of effective governance for climate geoengineering.

The Advisory Group is constituted from leading international experts covering a wide range of sectors and countries, selected to ensure deep insight into key issues relevant to achievement of the C2G2 mission.

Advisory Group members provide advice on the substantive issues behind the work of C2G2. They provide independent strategic guidance and support to help ensure the initiative's work is well informed, effective, and high impact. As the Advisory Group is not a decision-making body, the members have no direct and accountable influence over the work of the initiative.

For short biographies of the Advisory Group members, please see below.

Neth Daño

Neth Daño, Asia Director, ETC Group 

Neth Daño (Philippines) is Asia director at the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) a Philippines-based, international civil society organization that monitors the impacts of new and emerging technologies on marginalized communities. She formerly served on the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the Technology Mechanism of the UNFCCC, and was appointed for a two-year term by the UN secretary-general in the 10-Member Group that supports the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM).

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Maria Ivanova

Maria Ivanova, Associate Professor of Global Governance, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies; Director of Center for Governance and Sustainability

Maria Ivanova (USA, Bulgaria) is associate professor of global governance at John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies in the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is also director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability. Ivanova is an international relations and global environmental governance scholar specializing in international environmental institutions and their performance, environmental sustainability, and the science-policy interface.

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Ronald Jumeau

Ronald Jumeau, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of Seychelles

Ronald Jumeau (Tanzania, Seychelles) is permanent representative to the United Nations and ambassador for climate change, Republic of Seychelles. He also serves as Seychelles' ambassador to the United States. Jumeau formerly held several ministerial posts including that of minister for environment and natural resources, which included responsibility for climate change, conservation, water, forestry, agriculture, and fisheries.

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David Keith

David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

David Keith (Canada, USA, UK) is professor of applied physics in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and professor of public policy in the Harvard Kennedy School, and founder at Carbon Engineering, a company developing technology to capture of CO2 from ambient air to make carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuels.

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Thelma Krug

Thelma Krug, Senior Researcher, Earth Observation Coordination, National Institute for Space Research

Thelma Krug (Brazil) is a senior researcher at the Earth Observation Coordination at the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil, under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communication (MCTIC). Krug holds a Ph.D. on spatial statistics from the University of Sheffield, UK. She has been deputy national secretary at the Secretary on Policies and Programs of Science and Technology at MCTIC; national secretary at the Secretary on Climate Change and Environmental Quality from the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and more recently director of the Department on Policies to Combat Deforestation at the MMA.

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Alessandra Orofino

Alessandra Orofino, Executive Director & Co-founder of Meu Rio

Alessandra Orofino (Brazil) is executive director and co-founder of Meu Rio, a Brazilian civil society organization that develops tools for civic engagement and participation in Brazil. Meu Rio acts as a catalyst for youth activism with over 140,000 members who collaborate to identify common issues, pool ideas for solutions, and pressure decision-makers to adopt new policies and practices.

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Pan Jiahua

Pan Jiahua, Director-General, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Pan Jiahua (China) is director-General of the Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He also holds the positions of professor of economics at CASS Graduate School and editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Urban & Environmental Studies.

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Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Lead, Climate and Energy, WWF International

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (Peru) is leader of the Climate and Energy Practice of WWF International. He was formerly minister of state for environment in Peru and president of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Twentieth Conference of Parties (COP20).

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Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Republic of India

Jairam Ramesh (India) is an Indian economist, author, and member of Parliament in the Indian National Congress. He has represented Andhra Pradesh state in the Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of the Parliament of India) since June 2004 and has previously held various ministerial positions including: minister of rural development, minister of drinking water and sanitation, and minister of state at the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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Steve Rayner

Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science & Civilization, University of Oxford

Steve Rayner (UK) is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization and director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at Oxford University from where he also co-directs the Oxford Geoengineering Programme.

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Youba Sokona

Youba Sokona, Special Advisor for Sustainable Development, South Centre, Mali

Youba Sokona (Mali) is special advisor for sustainable development at the South Centre.

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