THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS SPEAKER SERIES
ROBIN TOKMAKIAN LWVUS MEMBER OF THE OBSERVER CORP
TO THE UNITED NATIONS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th, 2021, 7:30-9:00PM
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Robin Tokmakian will describe her work as a League representative to the United Nations. She will also report updates in the IPCC’s report: The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
Beginning in 2017, Robin has represented the LWVUS as a member of the Observer Corps to the United Nations with an emphasis on Climate issues. Her primary work is to monitor the UN activities of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat based in Bonn, Germany. Part of her responsibilities are to organize observer delegates to the annual Conference of the Parties (COP), the primary venue for negotiating the implementation of the Paris agreement.
Her League participation has included being president of the LWV of Monterey County (CA), and LWV California board member, and a member of LWVUS task forces on international trade and climate change (current). She is currently a member of LWV Portland, OR, where she serves as the LWV Oregon’s representative to the NW Energy Coalition (North West Energy Coalition).
Ms. Tokmakian has a BA in Physics, an MS in Oceanography, and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography and is, by profession, a physical oceanographer with experience in both teaching and research in the areas of the global ocean and climate modeling, remote sensing of the oceans, and model uncertainty.
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