Carlos A. Nobre
  • Earth System Scientist and Meteorologist
  • cnobre.res@gmail.com

FCAcad; Earth System Scientist and Meteorologist; Senior Researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Member of the World Academy of Sciences, and International Member of the US National Academy of Sciences; Main author of IPCC AR4 awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.


Membership Number: FCA1153

Membership Type: Full Fellowship

Division: Natural Sciences

Corresponding Email: cnobre.res@gmail.com

Homepage(s): https://ccafs.cgiar.org/people/dr-carlos-nobre


"I feel very honored to have been elected as a Fellow of the Core Academy.  I have dedicated more than 40 years of my scientific career to Natural Sciences, especially to climate change and the Amazon. Urgently we have to look for nature-based solutions to protect the largest tropical forest on Earth. The Amazon is very close to a tipping point and science must point out ways to save the Amazon forest, its rich biodiversity, and also its Indigenous Peoples and local communities.”

Present and Previous Positions

Senior Researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo


Fields of Scholarship and Research Interests

PhD in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

On one hand, he continues to do research on the risks of a tipping point of the Amazon forest driven by anthropogenic factor such as global warming, regional deforestation and forest fires. Many observations show that the Amazon is very near a tipping point of savannization of more than 50% of the rainforest. On the other hand, he is also working on the solution space. He started the Amazon Third Way Initiative and the Project Amazonia 4.0 to develop a "standing forest-flowing rivers" innovative bio-economy for the Amazon, based on adding value to the forest products harnessing its immense biological and biomimetic assets.


Honors, Awards and Other Membership

1.       Ambassador Award, American Geophysical Union, 2023.

2.       Doctor Honoris Causa Award, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil, 2023.

3.       AAAS Fellow, 2023

4.       Personality on Climate Change Technologies 2022, State of São Paulo Engineers Syndicate.  

5.       Britcham Personality of the Year 2022, British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil.

6.       Foreign Member of the Royal Society, United Kingdom, 2022.

7.       Global Council for Science and the Environment Lifetime Achievement Award – 2022.

8.       Documentary “Amazonia 4.0-Reset Begins” stared by Carlos Nobre was awarded three awards: Best Documentary Short, New York International Film Awards, June 2021; Cannes World Film Festival, Best Environmental Film, June 2021; Europe Film Festival UK, Short Best Film, May 2021.

9.       Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, May 2021.

10.    Ashoka Senior Fellow, 2021.

11.    Science Diplomacy Award, AAAS, 2021.

12.    “Engineer of the Year”, Institute of Engineering of Brazil, 2020.

13.    Resident of the. Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residence Center, August-September 2018.

14.    Volvo Environment Prize, Sweden, 2016.

15.    Patron of PhDs and MSc’s Graduation at Aeronautics Institute of Technology-ITA, Brazil, 2026.

16.    IIASA Scholar, Austria, 2016.

17.    Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2015.

18.    Full Member of the São Paulo State Science Foundation, 2012.

19.    “Dr. Luis Frederico Leloir” Science, Technology and Innovation Prize, Argentina, 2011.

20.    High Cross Medal of the National Order of Scientific Merit, Presidency of Brazil, 2010.

21.    Alexander von Humboldt Medal of the European Geophysical Union, 2010.

22.    “Anchieta Medal” and Gratitude Certificate of São Paulo City, São Paulo City Council, 2010.

23.    Environmental Personality of the Year, World Wildlife Fund-Brazil, 2009.

24.    Scopus Award of High Citation Index, 2008.

25.    “Persons who Make a Difference” Award, Science Category, “O Globo” Newspaper, 2007.

26.    “100 Most Influential Brazilians” Award, “Época” weekly magazine, 2007.

27.    Lead Author of IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4); IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

28.    “José Pelúcio” Award on Climate Change, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil, 2007

29.    Conrado Wessel Foundation Award on Science and Culture, category Environmental Sciences, 2006.

30.    Member of the World Academy of Sciences-TWAS, 2006.

31.    Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 2003.

32.    National Order of the Scientific Merit, Presidency of Brazil, 1997.


Selected Publications



Other Information

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