PhD Scholarship Program on Climate Change Research

In Partnership with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) & the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2)
The Intergovernmental panel for Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in order to build capacity to understand and address climate change. Its advisory body consists of a group of independent and international scientists.

Established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for assessing climate change.

The IPCC was awarded the Nobel peace prize jointly with Al Gore in 2007 and, with the prize money it received, created the IPCC Scholarship programme for doctorial students from developing countries to study the effects of climate change in their own regions.

A committee of scientific experts from the IPCC select young researchers every 2 years to be awarded scholarship funding.
In 2011, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation formed a partnership with the UNEP and in 2013 the Cuomo Foundation joined the initiative and to date has supported 16 doctoral projects.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; today this mantra has become familiar to us all and its instructive actions form part of our day- to-day lives, activities. It is our individual contribution to the now urgent collective global efforts for a greener future.

In the meantime, climate change scientists and researchers continue to investigate, analyse and anticipate in their work the environmental impacts for the future. By anticipating the transformations to come, they urge governments and official bodies to shape future ecological policies.

Our efforts in this field help young researchers from developing nations to embrace novel methods and tools to counter issues related to climate change in their own countries.

The numbers

Research Projects

Countries represented

Years of partnership

Fundings in €

2013-2015 Group

Duong Tran Anh (Vietnam)
An Investigation of The Impact of The Water Level in The Mekong River and Sea Level Rise due to Climate Change on The Tien and Hau River Estuaries.

Rajesh Kumar Mahato (India)
Assessment of Climate Change over Water Resource of Saptha Kosi River Basin.

Bheki Maliba (South Africa)
Quantifying The Effects of Elevated CO2, Surface O3 and Drought on Staple Crops.

Pheakkdey Nguon (Cambodia)
Knowledge into Action: Stakeholders’ Assessment of Projects to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) in Cambodia.

Luz Milena Nino (Colombia)
Assessing Forest Carbon Storage across A Rainfall Gradient in Jamaica: implications for Predicting Impacts and Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change.

2015-2017 Group

Amegnaglo Cocou Jaures (Benin)
Economic Valuation of Traditional and Modern Meteorological Services for Maize Farmers in Benin.

Mokria Mulugeta Gemi (Ethiopia)
Dendroclimatological Potential of Afromontane Tree Species and Reconstruct Multi-century Hydro-climatic Information for The Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Using Tree Ring as A Proxy.

Ei Phyu Win (Myanmar)
Effect of Organic Manure and Water Management on Methane Emission from Paddy Fields.

Htwe Min THANT (Myanmar)
Phylogenetic relationships and screening of drought tolerance of Myanmar eggplant genotypes.

Suranjith Bandara KORALEGEDARA (Sri Lanka)
The role of urban heat island effect and influence of future climate change in mesoscale extreme rainfall events in urban cities.

Aïssatou FAYE (Senegal)
West African Monsoon dynamics and sensibility, estimation of present and future coastal cities extension impacts on local and regional climate, urban heat island effect, downscaling of regional climate model and the evaluation of regional climate model performance.

2017-2020 Group

Ana Carolina Amarillo (Argentina)
Modelling of pollutants associated with climate change in central Argentina and mitigation proposals.

Li Dongfeng (China)
Water and sediment fluxes response to climate change in the Headwater Rivers of Asian highlands.

Pedro Fernandez (Argentina)
Linking perceptions and adoption of Silvopastoral systems with environmental variables in the Argentine dry Chaco.

Igor Riberiro (Brazil)
Fires in the Amazon rain forest: Impacts of forest fires on air quality of a tropical megacity.

Da Yabin (China)
Climate change, ground-level ozone, crop yield and food security in China: Implications and economics.

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