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Women in science 20220

 

To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated each year on 11 February, the Ozone Secretariat is delighted to showcase the tremendous work and dedication of 2 scientists working passionately for the Montreal Protocol to save the ozone layer and help safeguard the environment.

During her extensive career in the field of applied physics and environment spanning more than 35 years, Dr. Suely Machado Carvalho, has been a member of the Brazilian delegation at some of the earliest meetings of the Montreal Protocol and served as Co-chair of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel from 1993 – 2000. She joined the United Nations Development Programme in 1997 as Deputy Chief and later in 2001 as Director of the Montreal Protocol and Chemicals Unit. Since 2014, she has been an independent consultant to several organizations and currently serves as one of the Senior Experts of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, advising the parties to the Montreal Protocol. Embarking on a career in physics in the 1970s, she “realized early that I needed to be among the best students to have a chance to succeed, and so I was.” Read more

Our second distinguished scientist, Dr. Helen Tope, is an independent principal consultant with Planet Futures based in Australia, has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental policy development and scientific, technical and analytical studies. Since 1995, she has been a member of the Montreal Protocol’s Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, co-chair of the Aerosols, Sterilants, Miscellaneous Uses and Carbon Tetrachloride Options Committee, the Medical Technical Options Committee, and more recently, the Medical and Chemicals Technical Options Committee providing technical advice to the parties to the Montreal Protocol. According to Dr. Tope “A career in science, a life in science, is very rewarding. There are so many meaningful ways for women to contribute to the sciences, now more than ever.”
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