Thelma Krug

Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Thelma Krug is considered one of the foremost scholars in the field of climate change and forests. In October 2015, she was elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), during its 42nd plenary session in Dubrovnik (Croatia). She will therefore play a crucial role in preparing the next IPCC Assessment Report. Ms. Krug has received a number of awards, including the Title of Knight – granted by the Ordem do Mérito Cartográfico by the Brazilian Society of Cartography. She holds a PhD in spatial statistics and is a senior researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (National Institute for Space Research) in Brazil. S