Pascal Peduzzi is the Director of GRID-Geneva at UNEP, a team of 20 scientists who are transforming data into information to support decision-making processes. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Environmental Sciences, with specialization in remote sensing and GIS. He is coordinating the implementation of the World Environment Situation Room, a data platform for monitoring the state of the earth environment. As a part-time professor at the University of Geneva, Pascal Peduzzi teaches courses on environmental sciences, modelling disaster risk, as well as on sustainable development.
His main areas of research are links between global environment, change and risk. He was one of the selected lead authors for the IPCC Special Report on Extreme Events, and was leading research on Global Risk Analysis for UN Environment, UNISDR and UNDP. He is also interested in computation of planetary boundaries, especially to bring this as a tool for monitoring country progresses. One of his specific interests is Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (EcoDRR). Pascal Peduzzi is also involved in identifying emerging environmental Issues, as the initiator of the Environment Alert Bulletin, and co-coordinator of the UN Environment Foresight report on Emerging Issues.
He is the author of various scientific publications and provided numerous conferences to governments, media and the general public to raise awareness on the consequences of human impacts on the environment.