The chemical engineer Sérgio Campos Trindade died this Thursday 19 in New York, in the United States, at the age of 79, due to complications associated with the coronavirus. The information was confirmed by Agência Fapesp on Friday, 20.
Trindade received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 alongside the other members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for his work in preserving the environment and fighting climate change.
The engineer was a great supporter of renewable energy and served as a consultant in sustainable business. He was a member of the Scientific Committee for Environmental Problems (Scope) – an intergovernmental agency associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).
New York State has 4,152 cases of Covid-19. In all, more than 16,000 infections have been reported across the United States, in addition to 219 deaths.