October Days for Sustainable Development

22 October 2020

Biodiversity loss and pandemic emergency: reverse the trend for building a sustainable future

Josef Settele
Co-Chair of IPBES Global Assessment
UFZ Helmholtz – Centre for Environmental Research

Josef (Sepp) works at the UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Halle, Germany, where he heads the group on “animal ecology and social-ecological systems”.

Before being co-chair of the Global Assessment of IPBES, he acted as lead author in the Asia-Pacific Assessment and as co-ordinating lead author of the Pollination Assessment. He was also CLA of the 5th Assessment Report of IPCC. His research focusses on the interface of land use, climate and biological diversity.

He holds a PhD in Agriculture and is professor of Ecology at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg.