Pavel Nováček spent five years working at the Institute of Landscape Ecology in the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and Nitra, after graduating from Palacký University, Czech Republic, in 1985. His work focuses on global environmental challenges, sustainable development, and futures studies. He has been Head of the Department of Development and Environmental Studies at the Faculty of Science of Palacký University since 2007. He has been a member of the Planning Committee of the Millennium Project since 1998, and was President of the Czech Association of the Club of Rome from 2008 until 2018. He received the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship in 1992 and a Fulbright Scholarship in 1996, and has authored several books and journal articles.