IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage interviews Unai Pascual, one of the co-chairs of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) about the importance of understanding the complex of the degradation of soil and land, is affecting one-third of the Earth’s land surface. The issue already affects 250 million people across the world, and it threatens an additional one billion people who depend on land for their needs.
Unai Pascual has been a member of the IPBES Global Assessment Management Committee and is one of the lead authors of the report, as the only Spanish lead author. The report is the first global assessment systematically covering the scientific research of the past 50 years and the knowhow of indigenous and local communities based on some 15,000 studies prepared by 145 world-renowned authors of scientific prestige from 50 different countries.
The last Assessment report “Global Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” of IPBES had huge impact at media, within scientific and citizenship impact. International, national and regional media interviewed Ikerbasque Profesor at BC3 Unai Pascual, one of the Lead Authors, as the only Spanish lead author. Among the different interviews conducted, the following communication media are cited.
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a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714
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