Professor Elisabeth Holland is the Director of the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) and a Professor in climate change. An internationally recognised scientist for her work in the Earth System, Prof. Holland was also a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is an author of four of the five IPCC reports and also served as a US, German and now a Pacific representative. With a career spanning more than three decades, Prof. Holland served as a Senior Scientist and Leader of the Biogeosciences Program at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Dr. Morgan WairiuDeputy Director
Dr Morgan Wairiu is currently the Deputy Director of PaCE-SD. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Soil Science from Ohio State University in USA and Master of Science from Aberdeen University in Scotland. Dr Wairiu has broad knowledge on Pacific regions environment and development issues including Government structures and systems both at National and community levels. He has over 25 years work experience in the environment field including climate change adaptation and risk resilience in Solomon Islands and the Pacific region. He also has wide experience Capacity Building and Human Resources Development including training needs assessment and workshop planning and organization.