Acting Chair, Department of Environmental Politics (UFZ)
Silke Beck is an internationally recognized expert in the field of global environmental assessments as well evidence-based policy-making on climate change. She was (co)leading international inter- and transdisciplinary projects on climate change, ecosystem management, innovation and sustainable transformation. Recently, Beck is the principal investigator of the GoST project as part of the Belmont-Norface research programme “Transformation towards Sustainability”. She is the co-leader of UFZ’s Science-Policy Expert Group (SPEG) which has contributed to a variety of practical attempts to integrate research insights into recent assessment activities, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the BiodiversityKnowledge network, most prominently, United Nations’ TEEB study “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (2007-2010).