Pascal Peduzzi - Head of the Global Change & Vulnerability Unit
Pascal Peduzzi is head of the Global Change & Vulnerability Unit at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP/GRID-Geneva) since 1998. He holds a PhD and a MSc in Environmental Sciences, with specialization in remote sensing and GIS.
He leads a team of scientific researchers to quantify the effects of Global Change (environmental degradations, climate change) on population vulnerability and impacts on ecosystems. He designed the RiVAMP methodology for quantifying the role of ecosystems in mitigating risk and impacts from climate change. Between 2007 and 2009 he worked for UNISDR where he was the coordinator of the Global Risk Analysis for the 2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction and is one of the Lead Author of the IPCC report on extreme events (SREX). 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.
Dr Muralee Thummarukudy
Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction at the United Nations Environment Programme