Zita Sebesvari

Head of Section Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES)

United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security

Short Bio

Dr. Sebesvari heads the Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystem Services (EVES) Section at UNU-EHS. She 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), with a focus on low-lying coastal areas, such as river deltas.

Dr. Sebesvari is author or co-author of around 80 publications, and served as a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCCC, Chapter 4 and Summary for Policymakers; 2019). She has 13 years of research experience in Vietnam focusing on coastal areas across Vietnam.