Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez is a Professor at the Department of Urban and Environmental Studies at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, in Tijuana Mexico. It is a research institution of Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology. His research focuses on global environmental change, sustainable urban development, transboundary development, urban responses to climate change, and disaster risk prevention and reduction.
Roberto has previously worked as s Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of California in Riverside, and as Director of the University of California Institute for Mexico (UCMEXUS). Prior to that Roberto was an Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California in Santa Cruz.
He was one of the lead authors for the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing to chapter 15 on Adaptation Planning and Implementation, Working group II, Fifth Assessment. Roberto is the co-chair of the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP).
Roberto is also a member of the International Advisory Team for the International Social Science Council (ISSC) World Social Science (WSS) Fellows Programme and a member of the Scientific Committee of the DFG/ICSU/ISSC Young Scientist International Networking Conference on Integrated Science.
Roberto was a member of the Transition Team for Future Earth Research for Global Sustainability sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), UNEP, WMO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Belmont Forum of Funding Agencies. He was a lead author of Chapter 3 on Land of the Fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO5) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). He is member of an expert panel in the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) new Foresight Process Initiative and vice-chair of the International Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP).
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