Mexico City Mayor-elect Claudia Sheinbaum visited Berkeley Lab on Nov. 9, 2018, as part of a visit to the Bay Area to learn about urban sustainability practices. Dr. Sheinbaum spent four years at the Lab (1991-1994) analyzing energy consumption in Mexico and other industrialized countries. She and Lab scientist Lynn Price were lead authors of the Industry Chapter of Working Group III (Mitigation)’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports. During her visit, Dr. Sheinbaum was presented with a recognition by the Lab’s Deputy Director for Research Horst Simon for bringing science solutions to address problems in Mexico and for training new generations of researchers; she also learned about research from the Lab’s Energy Technologies Area and Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, including an update on Mexico Energy Initiative activities. The visit provided the opportunity to discuss and explore areas of engagement for the Lab in supporting the sustainability goals for Mexico City.
Photo: (left to right) Lynn Price, Senior Advisor to Berkeley Lab’s Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division; Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City Mayor-Elect; Michael McNeil, Berkeley Lab’s Mexico Energy Initiative Director, and Horst Simon, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director for Research.