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Maarten Van Aalst

Maarten Van Aalst


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Dr Maarten van Aalst is director of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, a reference centre for the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and its partners, working at the interface of climate science, policy and practice.

Maarten has also worked on climate risk management with several other international organizations such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, OECD, UNDP, and several governments.

He was Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Extremes and Lead Author of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and holds adjoint appointments at Columbia University (International Research Institute for Climate and Society) and University College London (Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy). He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Utrecht University, where he worked with Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen.


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Maarten Van Aalst voted for proposal Haiti Restoring Paradise - regenerating the natural and community resilienceSep 19, 2019
Maarten Van Aalst joined the Climate CoLab communityNov 30, 2015