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Dr. Moisés Álvarez

Dominican Republic

Dr. Moisés Álvarez
Consejo Nacional Cambio Climático

This presentation describes, briefly and succinctly, the origin, causes, impacts and the current definition of climate change. Also compare the contributions of different regions and countries to global warming and in particular the contribution of the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Finally we present the different impacts of climate change in the region and principally in the Dominican Republic and the efforts of the country to combat it.

Moises Alvarez Director of the National Clean Development Mechanism (CDM Office) National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) with the rank of Under Secretary of State (Presidential Decree 582-08).

Professor Researcher, Faculty of Sciences and Technology National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU). Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña.

Dr. Alvarez, physics at the Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña University, (UNPHU) and Masters, Special Studies and Research Center Consulting Coordinator.

Dr. Alvarez has extensive experience, backed by scientific publications both internationally and nationally, in the following fields: nuclear and industrial electronic instrumentation, application of nuclear analytical and instrumental techniques in solving environmental problems, biomedical and archaeological sites, transfer of environmentally friendly technologies for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Greenhouse Reduction, application of personal computers in teaching physics to high school and college.

He has been hired by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as an expert in nuclear electronic instrumentation and nuclear analytical techniques in Latin América.

He was in charge of monitoring the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (better known as the Earth Summit or Rio 1992).

He has handled various projects and studies in the area of environment and sustainable development from different organizations.

He is Member of the Board of Directors, Coordinator of the Basic Sciences and Technology Commission of the Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic.