Sir. Robert Watson

Report Lead for UNEP’s first synthesis report

Sir Robert Watson, Report Lead for UNEP’s first synthesis report, “Making Peace with Nature: a scientific blueprint to tackle climate, biodiversity and pollution emergencies,” is one of the most influential environmental scientists worldwide. In addition to Chairing or Co-Chairing numerous national and international assessments, he has served as a Senior Scientific Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, the World Bank, and UK Defra. He has received many awards for his contributions to science, including the Asahi Glass Blue Planet Prize and the UN Champion of the World for Science and Innovation. Some of his past Chair and co-Chair positions on assessments include the IPCC 3rd Assessment Report, IPCC WGII 2nd Assessment Report, IPBES, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), International Assessment of Agricultural Science & Technology for Development, Global Biodiversity Assessment (GA), multiple International Scientific Assessments of Stratospheric Ozone, and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment.