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D. James Baker

D. James Baker


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Member SinceDec 19, 2012CoLab Points (actual)
CountryUnited StatesCoLab Points (max. potential)

Dr. D. James Baker is currently a consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, helping developing countries use satellite remote sensing and GIS technology for measurement, monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon changes in forests and other land use.  He has been Director of the Global Carbon Measurement Program at the Clinton Foundation, a member of the U.S. Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests and of the World Bank’s Technical Advisory Panel and Roster of Experts for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. He is an expert in environmental measurement technology and planning for complex technical programs. He is the author of the book: Planet Earth: The View From Space (Harvard University Press, 1990) and received the Vikram Sarabhai Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Space Research in Developing Countries from the Committee on Space Research and the Indian Space Research Organization. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Baker was a U.S. Presidential appointee in the Clinton Administration as Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The longest serving Administrator of NOAA, he had responsibilities which ranged from weather and climate research and forecasting to coastal zone management, fisheries, and protection of endangered species. He has chaired numerous national and international advisory committees and has testified frequently to the United States Congress on environmental issues. He lectures regularly on sustainability, forestry and climate change, and oceanography.


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D. James Baker updated a proposal “Green Bond” Crowdfunding for Solar ProjectsSep 9, 2014
D. James Baker updated a proposal Global 4C: Managing Land for Carbon Sequestration with Smart MoneySep 9, 2014
D. James Baker updated a proposal Testing agroforestry models in mid-Missouri, USAAug 9, 2013