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Keith Alverson

Keith Alverson

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Keith Alverson is Director of the International Environmental Technology Centre of the United Nations Environment Program in Osaka, Japan. 

Previously, he was Head of the Climate Change Adaptation, Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch of the Division on Environmental Policy Implementation at the UN Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. In this role he coordinates UNEP’s Ecosystems Based Adaptation to Climate Change flagship, the Global Climate Change Adaptation Network and efforts to assist developing countries in accessing adaptation funding from bilateral and multilateral sources, while also overseeing UNEP’s work in management of freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. From 2004-2011, Keith served as Head of Ocean Observations and Services at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and director of the Global Ocean Observing System, based in Paris, France. Prior to 2004, he was director of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme’s core project Past Global Changes (PAGES) in Bern, Switzerland.

Keith has degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and East Asian Studies from Princeton University (1988) and a doctorate in Physical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1995). He has over 100 publications including Past Global Changes and Their Significance for the Future (Elsevier, 2000), Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future (Springer Verlag, 2002), Watching over the world’s oceans (Nature, 2005) and Taking the Pulse of the Oceans (Science, 2006). Keith has served on a number of high level scientific panels including as president of the International Commission for Climate of the International Association for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences and Chair of the United Nations Interagency Coordination and Planning Committee for Earth Observations.

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Decision Support Tool for Urban WatershedsMay 25, 2016
Improving Disaster Preparedness of Deaf People, PhilippinesSep 17, 2017

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Keith Alverson voted for proposal Climate protection by the elderly, helps to achieve "SYNERGY" of 8 SDG'sFeb 27, 2018
Keith Alverson added a comment to proposal Biochar electrode for the recovery of acid mine drainage produced by TailingsDec 1, 2017
Keith Alverson added a comment to proposal Improving Disaster Preparedness of Deaf People, PhilippinesSep 17, 2017
Keith Alverson is supporting proposal Improving Disaster Preparedness of Deaf People, PhilippinesSep 17, 2017
Keith Alverson retracted support for proposal Improving Disaster Preparedness of Deaf People, PhilippinesSep 17, 2017
Keith Alverson is supporting proposal Decision Support Tool for Urban WatershedsMay 25, 2016
Keith Alverson joined the Climate CoLab communityApr 26, 2015
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