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Alexey Kokorin

WWF Russia

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Dr. Alexey Kokorin is Director of Climate and Energy Program of the WWF – Russia
He serves for the World Wide Fund for Nature from 2000 with the following main responsibilities: coordination of wide range of WWF’s activities relevant to climate in Russia and Central Asia countries; analysis and research of national climate mitigation policies and scenarios; and relevant consultancy of stakeholders (officials, national experts and NGOs). His work also includes in-depth participation in activities under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), analysis of results; trainings for NGOs, media and national experts (Central Asia); facilitation to harmonization of national policies with global trends focused on mitigation on the Paris Agreement.
From 1984 to 1999, Dr. Kokorin worked in the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of Russian Hydrometeorology Agency and Academy of Science as Leading Scientist (1997-1999), Senior Scientist (1987-1997) and Research Fellow (1984-1987) with main responsibilities: UNFCCC negotiations, preparation of the Kyoto Protocol as Russian representative including relevant analysis of climate policies. GHG inventories and methodologies. Research on CO2 fluxes and global carbon balance. Alexey Kokorin was active participant of the IPCC efforts as Lead Author and Contributor of Special Report, Inventory Guidelines and Assessment Report (1995-2000). He holds PhD in geophysics (physics and mathematical science) of the Moscow State University (1984).
In 2007, he was awarded by Nobel Peace Prize in large group of authors of the IPCC reports. He is author of more than 160 articles on climate change issues, including international and national mitigation climate policy.
Alexey Kokorin was Lead author/Project leader and/or contributor of 22 projects in the last 25 years. In 2015-2017 he was Project leader of WWF Russia project “Economic issues of the UN Paris Agreement”; Project leader of WWF Arctic Program “Off-grid renewable energy in communities of the Russian Arctic”; Senior Policy Officer of WWF project of the German International Climate Initiative “Forest-carbon mitigation project in Cedar areas of the Russian Far East”; Project leader of WWF European Policy Office and WWF Russia project funded by UNEP “The UNFCCC Durban Platform consultations and awareness for stakeholders in Central Asia countries”. Currently he is Senior Policy Officer of WWF project funded by German International Climate Initiative aimed at climate policy, adaptation and nature protection in the Russian Arctic, as well as issues of the Paris Agreement.

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