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Daniela Jacob

Chair DKN Future Earth

Dr. Daniela Jacob is Director of the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, and visiting professor at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability. She is member of the European Commission’s Mission Board on “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation” and was one of the coordinating lead authors of the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 ° C above preindustrial level and one of the leading authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (Working Group 2). She is chair of the German Committee for Sustainability Research (DKN) and member of several other committees as well as member of the "Earth League", an international alliance of prominent scientists from first-class research institutions. Her main research fields and areas of interest are regional climate modeling and the hydrological cycle. Moreover, Daniela Jacob is Editor-in-Chief of "Climate Services", a scientific journal she founded together with the Elsevier publishing house.