Dr. Marco Gemmer is Visiting Professor and CIM integrated expert for Climate Change with the National Climate Center (NCC) of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA). He is heading the Energy and Socio Economy Unit of the newly founded National Climate Change Center (NCCC).
The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) has been a public service agency, which is directly affiliated to the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. At the time of its establishment in December 1949, it was the Central Military Commission Meteorological Bureau - the predecessor of CMA. Since 1994 when CMA was transformed from a subordinate governmental body into one of the public service agencies under the State Council, with the authorization by the State Council, CMA has been responsible for organizational and operational management of the national meteorological services as a whole (http://english.cma.gov.cn/english/).
To meet the needs of the national economic construction and the changing international environment, with the approval of the State Council, the National Climate Centre (NCC) of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) was founded in January 1995. NCC has developed into a national operational and research centre of climate in China, involving climate monitoring and diagnosis, climate prediction, climate impact assessment as well as climate change. NCC has qualified capability and function as a WMO/regional climate centre (http://bcc.cma.gov.cn/en/).
Dr. Marco gemmer's position is co-funded by The Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM), which is the human resources placement organisation for German Development Cooperation. The experts placed by CIM are integrated into on-site structures through a local employment contract and the goals agreed together. Within a wide range of networks and partnerships that span the globe, these experts pursue the development policy goals of the German Federal Government: results-oriented, sustainable development through international cooperation http://www.cimonline.de/en/index.asp).