Global Change and Vulnerability
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CV: Pascal Peduzzi is the Director of GRID-Geneva at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He holds a PhD and a MSc in Environmental Sciences, with specialization in remote sensing and GIS. This Swiss scientist from Geneva, contracted by UNEP, fits very well at the heart of the GRID-Geneva partnership between UNEP, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the University of Geneva.
His main areas of expertise are Planetary Boundaries, Climate Change (he was a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on Extreme Events), Disaster Risk (he was the scientific coordinator of the Global Risk Analysis for the 2009 and 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction at UNISDR and the inventor of the PREVIEW Global Risk Data Platform), Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (he designed the RiVAMP methodology for quantifying the role of ecosystems in mitigating risk and impacts from climate change) and Emerging Environmental Issues. He is one of the UNEP representatives at the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). Pascal is also Professor at the University of Geneva in the Department of Geography & Environment and at the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
He is the author of various scientific publications and provided numerous conferences to governments and the general public to raise awareness on the consequences of human impacts on the environment.