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Asuncion Lera St Clair

Senior Principal Scientist , Climate Action Programme of DNV GL Technology and Research

Asuncion Lera St Clair is Senior Principal Scientist at the Climate Action Programme of DNV GL Technology and Research. St Clair holds an MA in Philosophy and a PhD in Sociology and has over 20 years of experience on solutions oriented research in the interface between poverty, development, and climate change. Her current work focuses on exploring the contributions of business to sustainable development, and on hybrid forms of climate governance such as guidelines and standards to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement and business climate action. St Clair is member of the Board of Governors of  ICIMOD, member of Future Earth Engagement Committee, and UNFCCC Business and Industry (BINGO) representative to the Adaptation Committee for the Technical Examination Process working group, (TEP-A). Her work has contributed to the development of ISSC social science agenda for global change and ICSU science review of the SDGs.  She was Lead Author for IPCC AR5 Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Before joining DNV GL Asun was Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Research Director of the Oslo Centre for Climate Research-CICERO.