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is with great sadness that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
has learnt of the death of one of its Lead Authors on the Sixth Assessment
Report, Dr Cristóbal Díaz Morejón.  Cristóbal
Díaz Morejón was a Lead Author on Chapter 17 of the Working Group III
contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report: accelerating transition in the
context of sustainable development. He has been a contributor and Lead Author
of IPCC reports since 2004.

He represented
Cuba in many international meetings on water resources and sustainable
development. He was also a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

his first degree in Havana, he went on to the Polytechnic of Milan for his Masters
degree followed by a PhD in Bulgaria. Over the course of a successful career during
which he lead a number of projects including on the salinity of soils, water
resource management, environmental strategy, desertification and droughts, and energy
efficiency, Cristóbal Díaz Morejón  published four textbooks for the Agricultural
University of Havana  as well as several
papers in national and international scientific journals.

1994 Dr Díaz Morejón was awarded a Medal by the Academy of Sciences of Cuba on
its 30th Anniversary and in 2004, the “Juan Tomas Roig” Medal for 25 years
dedicated to research.

Dr Díaz
Morejón died on 29 March 2021. He will be sorely missed by the IPCC community
and the wider scientific community both in Cuba and the rest of the world.  

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