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Rodel D. Lasco

Dr. Rodel Lasco, climate change scientist

Dr. Lasco, a multi-awarded scientist, was a cowinner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al Gore and thousands of scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).

BEHIND THE climate change convention at Copenhagen are scientists and climate experts working in their respective localities to come up with environmentally-sound solutions to the problem sans the spotlight of fame and prestige that accompany high­profile authorities. 

    Among these humble breed of men and women who work tirelessly in this area of global concern is the Filipino Scientist Dr. Rodel D. Lasco. 

    Dr. Lasco, a multi-awarded scientist, was a cowinner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al Gore and thousands of scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). 

    His research interests focus on climate change and terrestrial ecosystems, agroforestry, and natural resources management. 

    His works include pioneering studies with other Southeast Asian researchers on climate change adaptation which were included in the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. He also helps in drafting bills and programs that will ensure the Philippines to become "climate proof' in the coming years. He is also credited for his works on the Millennium Sub-Global Assessment of the Laguna Lake Basin which assessed the various ecosystems of the lake. 
 

- S&T Post XXVII 4th Quarter 2009

Interviewed by: JOY M. LAZCANO, S&T Media Service