Deputy Director & Science Adviser | Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize
A Scientist by training, Dr. Trotz commenced his University education in Edinburgh, and attained his Doctorate in Organic Chemistry in Toronto, Canada. His career experiences and achievements are wide and varied. He has worked as Director, Science & Technology Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, 1993 to 1997; as Secretary, Commonwealth Science Council and Science Adviser to the Commonwealth Secretary-
General, 1991-1997; Secretary-General, National Science Research Council (NSRC), Guyana, 1979-1991; Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Guyana 1976- 1979; Director, Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in Guyana, 1980-1991.
Since 1997, Dr Trotz, in his capacity as Manager for the GEF-funded CPACC and MACC projects, and the CIDA-funded ACCC project, has been giving direction to the region’s efforts to build capacity for climate change adaptation. Dr Trotz was a review Editor for Chapter 16 on SIDS in the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. He has presented several papers/lectures at a range of regional and international fora on climate change issues. Dr Trotz now holds the post of Deputy Director &Science Adviser in the recently established Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.