Ayyoob Sharifi is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies and also the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project (GCP), a Future Earth core project. As part of his duties as the executive director of the GCP, he is leading the urban flagship activity of the project which is focused on conducting cutting-edge research for supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (Surveying), a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and a doctorate in Environmental Engineering. Ayyoob is interested in pursuing research at the interface of climate change and urban planning. The ultimate goal of his research is to provide further insights into how to develop sustainable and resilient urban communities. He is also interested in developing assessment tools that can be used as decision support systems at the local scale.