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Addressing the effects of climate change for business and society

Asuncion Lera St. Clair

Senior Principal Scientist

Dr Asuncion Lera St. Clair is Senior Principal Scientist at the Climate Action Programme of DNV GL Technology and Research.

Dr St. Clair holds an M.A. 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 mobilizing business for climate resilient pathways and sustainable development solutions. This includes exploring hybrid forms of climate governance such as guidelines and standards to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement and business climate action. 

Dr St. Clair is UNFCCC Business and Industry (BINGO) representative to the Adaptation Committee for the Technical Examination Process working group (TEP-A); she is a member of Future Earth Engagement Committee, and a member of the Board of Governors of the International Centre of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). She has published widely, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. 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, Dr St. Clair was Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen and Research Director of the Oslo Centre for Climate Research-CICERO.

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