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Noémie is currently completing a Bachelors degree in applied modern languages at the University of Strasbourg, France. Her studies encompass subjects including marketing, economics and environmental studies. Noémie is preparing to work towards a Masters degree in international trade and management.

Noémie has expertise in translation and is fluent in both French and English as well as competent in Japanese. She has an interest in writing, is technically skillled in graphic design and video editing, and has extensive knowledge of social media platforms and tools.


Noemie Van Chinh Strasbourg, France

Tajbee Ahmed is a researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and is a member of the Acclimatise Contributors Network. She is leading on work on weather index based insurance in Bangladesh as part of ICCCAD’s Loss and Damage research initiative. Tajbee’s research interests are in climate finance and community empowerment.


Tajbee Ahmed

 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Carolina Alvarez-Vergnani is a biologist and climate change specialist, working on climate adaptation, energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment projects. In recent years she has worked with several public, private and non-profit organisations in Costa Rica. Carolina is an experienced speaker on environmental issues and teaches a course in climate change at the University of Costa Rica.

Carolina Alvarez-Vergnani

 San Jose, Costa Rica

Joyce Coffee is managing director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index for global resiliency, the world’s leading assessment informing public and private sector decision- makers about which countries are best prepared to deal with climate change and other global shifts. Previously, she was vice president at Edelman where she provided strategic counsel to multi-national companies on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

She directed the City of Chicago’s Climate Action Plan, driving climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, and managed water and air resources in the City of Chicago Department of Environment.


Joyce Coffee

 Chicago, USA

Antoine Ebel is the president of CliMates, an international, student-led think-and-do-tank that is forming and implementing innovative solutions to climate change through collaborative research and action projects around the world.

Find CliMates on twitter: @CliMates_

Antoine Ebel

 Paris, France

Agathe Cavicchioli is a recent graduate from Columbia University and Sciences Po, Paris. She has expertise in climate adaptation, sustainable planning, the intergovernmental climate process and international environmental law. Agathe has worked on climate change policy at the UNDP, the Red Cross Climate Centre and the Institute of Sutainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).

Agathe Cavicchioli

 New York, USA

Neema Chaiban is a third year law student and is a member of the Acclimatise Contributor Network. She is enrolled in a dual degree program where she is getting her Junior Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law and her Masters in Environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. Neema received her BA in political science and environmental studies from Tufts University.

Neema Chaiban

 Boston, USA

Pablo is experienced working in environmental education, CSR and projects development, with a large variety of non-governmental and private organizations in several countries. As an international consultant, climate change is one of his top concerns. He teaches courses on environmental sensibilization, climate change and development practices. 

Find him on twitter: @pabfernan / Or online:

Pablo Fernández

 Paris, France / South America

Margot Le Guen is a Senior Research Staff Assistant, Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate & Society. She has studied at Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris. Previously Margot has worked with USAID, the OECD, and cp-founded the student-led think tank, CliMates. Passionate and dedicated to climate and energy issues at the international level, she is engaged in numerous research and community projects on these topics. Margot writes on climate change issues and has bloggerd for the Huffington Post during the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012.

Margot Le Guen

 New York, USA

Robert is a partner of international law firm, Norton Rose Fullbright, based in Brisbane, Australia. He focuses on corporate and commercial law, primarily in the resources sector. Robert is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law and is a member of the School's Advisory Council. He has been recongnised in the 2012 and 2013 Chambers Global Directories. Previously he spent 7 years with global Mining house, Vale, in Brazil and in Australia.

Robert Milbourne

 Brisbane, Australia

Ntungwe Elias Ngalame is a journalist, and head of Eden Media’s Yaounde office in Cameroon. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Buena, Cameroon and has been writing on environmental issues for many years. In 2010 he won the Cameroon British High Commission Award for ‘best climate change report’, print category. Since then he has trained with Thompson Reuters in London and has written freelance for Alertnet. 

Elias Ngalame

 Yaounde, Cameroon

Lookman Oshodi is a member of the Acclimatise contributor's network. He is also the Project Manager of the Social Housing within Urban Spaces Innovation in Lagos, Nigeria. He has contributed to urban development policies in Nigeria, Liberia and Rwanda and to the Tooba Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia. He is currently leading the preparation of Makoko/Iwaya Waterfront Regeneration Plan that intends to build the resilience of Makoko community and Lagos city against climate change risk and other hazards. His research interest is in urban resilience, regional integration and governance.


Contact him on @oshlookman or on

Lookman Oshodi

  Lagos, Nigeria

Piero is a member of the Acclimatise Contributors Network and is also an Acclimatise Associate. He is currently in charge of the International Cooperation Unit at the not-for-profit organisation the Kyoto Club. Here he is also a member of the Working Group of Local Authorities for Kyoto. He has worked with the Stockholm Environment Institute and is recognised as an international expert on climate change adaptation policy. He also writes on climate change adaptation issues and has been published in numerous magazines and online sources.

Piero Pelizzaro

 Bologna, Italy

Barbara Noyes Pulling is an Emmy and duPont award-winning broadcast journalist who has a long-standing interest in science and globalisation. She was accepted into George Mason University's School of Public Policy in 2011 to study how climate change will impact national security and what role it will play in global issues such as food scarcity, water availability, poverty alleviation, environmental refugees and government stability.

Barbara N. Pulling

 Washington DC, USA

Joesephine Zappia has been a member of the Acclimatise Contributors Network since September 2013. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Environmental Mangement at the University of NSW, Sydney and volunteering at Oxfam Australia as a Climate Change Assistant Researcher. Her career interest is in Climate Change Adaptation in developing countries. 

Josephine can be contacted by email: or on Linkedin as Josephine Zappia.

Josephine Zappia

 Sydney, Australia 


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