Irina Pavlova is a specialist in environmental sciences, climate change and natural hazards. Her scientific background is based on the experience at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France).
Throughout thirteen years of professional experience, she have been involved in and managed several international multidisciplinary projects on sustainable development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in different parts of the world. During these ten years, she has worked in Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Asia as well as Latin America.
Irina Pavlova is working since 2014 in UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector. She supports sectional, divisional and cross-sectional activities and initiatives on resilience. At the same time, she has been coordinating activities in EU H2020 funded projects (I-REACT, SHELTER, OPERANDUM and of course RURITAGE).