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Carlos Nobre

Carlos Nobre

Credit: Tore Marklund

Professor Carlos Nobre ForMemRS

Foreign Member

Elected: 2022


Carlos Nobre is an Earth System scientist from Brazil, currently associated with University of São Paulo’s Institute for Advanced Studies, Federal University of Espírito Santo and State University of São Paulo. He obtained a PhD in Meteorology at MIT in 1983. Nobre’s work mostly focus on the Amazon and its impacts on the Earth system. He chaired the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). He has been author of several IPCC reports, including the 2007 report that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was National Secretary for R&D Policies at Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation and President of Brazil’s Agency for Post-Graduate Education (CAPES). He is co-chair of the Science Panel for the Amazon ( and the director of the Amazonia 4.0 project to promote a standing forest bioeconomy for the Amazon ( He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, and member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences. He was awarded several prizes including the Volvo Environmental Prize and the AAAS Science Diplomacy Award.

Professional positions

Senior Researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo
Director, Amazon Third Way Initiative/Amazonia 4.0 Project
Science Director, Institute of Climate Studies, Federal University of Espirito Santo

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