A Tribute to Isabelle Niang Diop, who made a lasting contribution to climate change science in Africa, and to the efforts of the IPCC and START:
“Isabelle was a stalwart member of the African climate science community who made a significant contribution to advancing understanding of climate science in Africa, through the IPCC as well as through her own work on coasts and climate change. And Isabelle made an important contribution to START’s work in Africa through her strong involvement in the Assessments of Impact and Adaptation to Climate Change program. Her steady determination and dry sense of humor made her a delightful collaborator. Isabelle is dearly missed.” – Jon Padgham, START
“Isabelle Niang was an excellent global change scientist who made repeated, major inputs and leadership to climate change science. I knew her through IPCC Africa reports where she was always providing friendship, support and of course excellent science. Dinners and shared trips to airports will be treasured as I got to know her better. We have lost a stalwart African woman scientist in Africa.” – Coleen Vogel, University of Witwatersrand
“Isabelle was highly valued scientist. We worked together in many regional and global initiatives such as Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) in Multiple Regions and Sectors. She was also a profound member of the IPCC team and contributed to many of the scientific works on climate change. We shared very interesting moments during the development of the 4th Assessment Report. She was a close friend and great colleague and will be missed tremendously. May her soul Rest in Peace 🙏🏻 Amin” – Balgis Osman Elasha, African Development Bank
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