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John Agard

John Agard


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Member SinceJan 16, 2018CoLab Points (actual)
CountryTrinidad and TobagoCoLab Points (max. potential)

At the international level, Professor John Agard serves as a Coordinating Lead Author on the Pathways to a Sustainable Future chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). He previously served as Coordinating Lead Author of the Scenarios Chapter of the 2007 UNEP Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-4). He also served as a Lead Author of the Small Islands Chapters in the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published by Cambridge University Press.  Regionally, he was a co-leader of the Caribbean Sea Assessment (CARSEA), a sub-global assessment of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, published in 2007. In the local landscape, Professor Agard has been directly involved in applying science in the public domain via the creation of innovative environmental policy, laws and systems as a past Chairman of the Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. He has led in the formulation of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Environmental Policy and new environmental and natural resource management laws such as the Certificate of Environmental Clearance Rules, the Noise Pollution Rules, and the Water Pollution Rules. This has also included his signing into law subsidiary legislation designating new Parks and Protected Areas such as the Environmentally Sensitive Area (Matura Natural Park) 2004, the ESA Nariva Swamp (Managed Resource Protected Area) 2006 and the ESA Aripo Savannahs (Strict Scientific Reserve) 2007.


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John Agard joined the Climate CoLab communityJan 16, 2018