Carolina Adler is an Environmental Scientist and Geographer with an international career spanning both research and practice in the public and private sectors. She obtained her PhD at Monash University (Australia) in 2010, focusing on climate change adaptation and relevant policy processes for sustainable development in mountain regions, receiving the Harold D Lasswell Prize in 2010 for best thesis. In 2017, she was appointed as the Executive Director of the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), a global research coordination network supported by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and currently hosted at the University of Bern. At the MRI, she is tasked with coordinating scientific research agendas and support regional and thematic collaborations and networks on global change research in mountains. Adler also shares her expertise as delegate to the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (Union International des Associations d'Alpinisme - UIAA) Mountain Protection Commission, later in 2016 assuming the role of Commission President. Adler is currently a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Sixth Assessment (AR6), specifically for Chapter 2 on “High Mountain Areas” and the “Summary for Policy Makers” of the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC, published in 2019), and for Chapter 17 on “Decision-making options for managing risk” of the Working Group II (WGII) contribution to AR6 on Impacts Vulnerability and Adaptation. Additionally, she also co-leads the Cross-Chapter Paper on “Mountains” and contributes as Lead Author to the Technical Summary and Summary for Policy Makers for the WGII contribution to AR6, expected in early 2022.