Dr. Jaroslav Mysiak (M) is the director of the research division ‘Risk assessment and adaptation strategies’, and external teacher at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Jaroslav holds a PhD from the University of Göttingen (Germany) and MSc. from the Technical University Zvolen (Slovakia). He is a member and rapporteur of the EC Horizon Europe’s Mission Board on Climate adaptation and Societal Transformation, a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environ-mental Agency (EEA), a member of the Technical Expert Network on Catastrophe Risks of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s European Science and Technology Advisory Group (E-STAG). Jaroslav is a key expert of the EEA’s Topic Center on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation (ETC-CCA). His research focusses on risk assessment and governance, including behavioural responses to risks and risk-reduction measures, risk perception and transformational social change, environmental economics and climate adaptation. Previously he contributed to the sustainable taxonomy as a member of the expert network established by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, and member of the EU Disaster Loss Data System working group. He acted as team leader of the UNDP coordinated project’s developing the disaster risk reduction strategy and action plan for the Republic of Mauritius, and contributed to similar assessments elsewhere (e.g., Nigeria, St. Lucia). He coordinated or contributed to many European Framework Programme projects, such as CLARA (Climate forecasts enabled knowledge services, 2017-2020, EPI-WATER Economic policy instruments for sustainable water resource management, FP7 2011-2013).