IFPRI Staff at COP23

Claudia Ringler
Claudia is Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI. She manages the Institute's Natural Resource Theme and co-leads its water research program and is also a flagship co-lead under the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land, and Ecosystems (WLE). Over the last two decades, Claudia's research has focused on the implications of and trade-offs between growing natural resource scarcity and water, energy, and food security in developing countries. Over the last 10 years, she has increasingly worked on climate adaptation, mitigation, and linkages to gender. She has more than 150 publications in these areas. Claudia holds a masters degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany. 

Alex De Pinto
Alex is a senior research fellow working in the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Prior to joining IFPRI he was Assistant Professor at the University of Redlands. His research focuses on economic spatial analysis and uses a series of modeling techniques that make it possible to simulate location-specific effects of policy changes and their consequent environmental effects. He has worked in the United States, Italy, Costa Rica, and Somalia.

Katarlah Taylor
Katarlah is a senior events specialist in the Communications and Public Affairs division at IFPRI.