Marzi Sepehr

Edificio Porta dell'Innovazione - Piano 2 - via della Libertà 12 - 30175 Venezia Marghera (VE), Italy

Sepehr Marzi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change – CMCC. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Management of Climate Change obtained at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy, a MSs in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, and a BSc in Civil Engineering from IAU university, in Iran. His research is mainly focused on topics related to the role and development of composite indicators for climate change and sustainable development policies and practices. During his PhD, he contributed to several national and international (European) research projects including CLARA (Climate forecast enabled knowledge services, H2020, 2017-2020) and the Italian Climate Adaptation Plan (PNACC, 2016-2017). He contributed to the Italian National Climate Adaptation Plan with an innovative approach to analyse adaptive capacity. His research also served as an input for the construction of a climate risk index which is one of the cornerstones of the Italian Climate Adaptation Plan. During his PhD study, Sepehr spent several months at the University of Köln, Germany, under supervision of Prof Alexander Fekete working on the development of a framework to addresses disaster resilience and to inform the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) in Europe. In the context of climate change mitigation, he worked on a research project developed in collaboration with Prof Arturo Lorenzoni (University of Padova), addresses energy efficiency index, developed to inform efficient and effective climate mitigation policies. He has also spent several months as a visiting researcher at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, working on composite indices (such as INFORM Risk) for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation in Europe. He is currently working on an exploratory curiosity-driven research explores ways of extending the INFORM RISK Index to cover future climate-change amplified hazards and risks. It is a collaborative effort between JRC/DRMKC and CMCC.

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