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Professor Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira is a Principal Research Fellow at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

Professor Pereira is Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. She was Review Editor for the 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and 2019 IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere. Prior to her election as Vice Chair, Professor Pereira was Coordinating Lead Author for the Asia Chapter of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report released in March 2014; Review Editor for the 2012 IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (IPCC-SREX); and Lead Author for the IPCC-AR5 Synthesis Report. She is Chair of the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), working closely with University of Cambridge.

At the national level, Professor Pereira chairs the Malaysia Research Network on Climate, Environment and Development (MyCLIMATE) and serves as a Resource Person to the Malaysian Government in negotiating international agreements. She is a Member of the Board of Geologists Malaysia, Past President of the Geological Society of Malaysia and Fellow of the Institute of Geology Malaysia. She was active in the Commission on Geoscience for Environmental Management of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS-GEM) for about a decade and retired after serving as Chair from 2004 to 2008.


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    Professor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)