Diana Liverman is Regents professor of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, United States of America. Her research interests focus on climate and development, especially on climate vulnerability and adaptation, climate governance, and the challenges of sustainable development within planetary boundaries. She has received awards for her contributions to understanding the human dimensions of global environmental change, including a Royal Geographical Society medal, Distinguished Scholarship honours from the Association of American Geographers and a Guggenheim fellowship. She has served on national and international advisory committees on the human dimensions of global change, climate, food security, and earth system governance. A tireless advocate for the importance of the social sciences and humanities in understanding and reducing the risks of climate change, she is a committed teacher and mentor, supervising more than 70 graduate students over her academic career. She is currently a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on keeping global warming below 1.5°C. Liverman has been a founding member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance Project until 2013, and then joined the select Lead Faculty of the Project.