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Suraje Dessai (Portuguese, British) is Professor of Climate Change adaptation at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom). His interdisciplinary research lays at the interface between climate science and decision science, particularly on decision making under deep uncertainty, perception of climate risks and the science-policy interface in climate change impacts, adaptation and services.
Suraje Dessai was Lead Author for the WG I contribution to the IPCC AR6 (chapter on Climate change information for regional impact and for risk assessment), as well as Lead Author for the WG II contribution to the IPCC AR5 (chapter on Foundations for decision making). In 2021, he was ranked 120 in the Reuters list of the world’s top climate scientists. He has advised the United Kingdom and Portuguese governments and the OECD.
Suraje Dessai holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom).
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