World Development Report 2010
IAN NOBLE is a Senior Climate Change Specialist with the World Bank’s climate change team, with particular responsibility for the Bank’s activities in adaptation to climate change. He has also worked with the Carbon Finance Unit on the BioCarbon Fund and on emissions reductions through reduced deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Before coming to the Bank in 2002 he was Professor of Global Change Research at the Australian National University. He has had senior roles in the IPCC process and in international cooperative research on climate change as part of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) including chairing the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) for some years. In Australia he participated in the public and policy debate over responses to climate change and served as a Commissioner in an inquiry into the future of the Australian forests and forest industries. Ian Noble, an ecologist by training, holds a PhD from the University of Adelaide, and his research interests cover animal behavior, vegetation and biodiversity management, ecosystem modeling, expert systems and the science-policy interface. In 1999 he was elected as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.