Our team

Andy ParkerAndy Parker

Andy has a background in climate policy and has worked on solar geoengineering for over eight years at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany), the Harvard Kennedy School (USA), and the Royal Society (UK). He was also a member of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s expert working group on geoengineering.

Peter McGrathPeter McGrath

Peter was trained in the UK, obtaining his BSC in agricultural zoology from the University of Glasgow and his PhD from the University of Leeds. In 2003, he joined TWAS, becoming responsible for the organization's programmatic activities aimed at building scientific capacity in developing countries. In 2013 he became coordinator of IAP, the InterAcademy Partnership, while retaining his duties under the TWAS Science Policy/Science Diplomacy Programme.

Alex HanafiAlex Hanafi

Alex is Senior Manager of Multilateral Climate Strategy and a Senior Attorney in Environmental Defense Fund's International Climate Program. Alex coordinates research and advocacy programs designed to promote policies and build institutions that effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the globe.

Sabina CarisSabina Caris

Sabina obtained a degree in International Sciences and Diplomacy at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy. Since 2010, she has been working at The World Academy of Sciences – for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), assisting with TWAS programmes, in particular TWAS prizes and regional activities. Before joining TWAS, Sabina acquired experience in project management of several EU-funded projects and cross-border initiatives.

Francois PougelFrancois Pougel

François has a MSc in earth sciences and sustainability from the University of Toulouse as well as a MA in geopolitics and international relations from Sciences Po Toulouse. He worked 4 years in corporate sustainability, coordinating collaborative projects on environmental compliance, eco-design and the end of life management of products. He was also involved in trade associations, policy and strategy making. Besides his work at SRMGI, he is now a research associate on digital governance at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam.

SRMGI Presenters

Juan Moreno-CruzJuan Moreno-Cruz

Juan Moreno-Cruz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technol-ogy. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Calgary in Canada, and his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. Moreno-Cruz arrived to Georgia Tech in August 2011, where he has worked on energy and environmental economics, in particular on questions related to climate change and energy transitions. He was recently awarded a grant from the National Academy of Sciences to work on spatial energy consumption and regional air quality. His work has influenced the direction of geoengineering research and policy and has been published in high impact journals such as Nature Geosciences, PNAS, Science, Climatic Change, Energy and Environmental Eco-nomics, and Resource and Energy Economics. Moreno-Cruz is also a Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Fellow and a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow.

Holly Jean BuckHolly Jean Buck

Holly Jean Buck is a PhD candidate in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University, where she is also a Research Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. She is interested in the intersection of climate engineering, land use, and food systems. Holly holds a M.Sc. in Human Ecology from Lund University, Sweden.