Dr. Debora Ley is Chief of the Energy and Natural Resources Unit of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. She is Lead Author for IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report Working Group II (Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation) and Lead Author of IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming at 1.5°C, focusing on adaptation, sustainable development and renewable energy. She is Coordinating Lead Author for the Nexus Assessment of IPBES and has authored other UNEP including Adaptation Gap Report and Climate Technology Progress Report. She has a DPhil in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder, USA, and a BSc in Electromechanical Engineering. She has worked at Sandia National Laboratories in the US and has been a consultant with numerous organisations, focusing on topics of renewable energy, energy poverty, rural electrification, sustainable development, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. She is a volunteer with Engineers without Borders, Sense and Sustainability and an editor for the Journal of Regional Environmental Change.