Deputy Director and Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES) Section, UNU-EHS.
Dr. Sebesvari is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of social-ecological risk assessments, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR), and ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). Dr. Sebesvari holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany. She also holds a M.Sc. in History, and has a great interest in inter- and transdisciplinary research design and project implementation.
At UNU-EHS, Dr. Sebesvari holds the position of Deputy Director and Head of the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES) Section. She serves currently as the chair of the sciencepolicy network Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) and as focal point for
the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA) network.
Dr. Sebesvari is author or co-author of around 70 publications, and served as a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.