Obituary: Sergio Patricio Emanuel González

It is with deep sorrow that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has learnt of the death of the Agronomic Engineer, Sergio Patricio Emanuel González, who passed away on 18  May 2019, aged 73.

Sergio González contributed significantly to the work of the IPCC, especially to the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI)

He was a member of the Task Force Bureau during the Fourth and Fifth Assessment cycle. During this period he was a Review Editor of IPCC special reports and a Lead Author of the Chapter 4 of the 2006 IPCC  Guidelines on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. He was also  a member of the Editorial Board of the IPCC Emission Factors Database.

Sergio’s research interest was in land use, land-use change and forestry issues of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He was an instructor for the “Agriculture” Sector, in UNFCCC training courses directed to greenhouse gases inventories elaborators and reviewers and he was also Lead-Reviewer of national greenhouse gases inventories submitted by the Annex I parties to the UNFCCC.

He was the author of numerous articles published in scientific journals including Turrialba, Chilean Journal of Agriculture (Chile), Agricultural Science and Research (Chile), Simiente (Chile), Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria (Chile), Veterinarian and Human Toxicology (USA), Water, Air and Soil Pollution (USA), Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals (USA) and Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (USA).

He also authored and edited the book “Bromuro de Metilo, un Fumigante en retirada” (INIA-UNDP).