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Unai Pascual

Basque Centre for Climate Change - SPAIN


Prof. Unai Pascual graduated in economics from the University of the Basque Country (1996), obtained his Master in environmental economics from the University of York, UK (1997) and his PhD in Environmental Economics in 2002 also from the University of York. After lecturing at the University of Manchester (2000-2002) he moved to the University of Cambridge (2002-2011). Since 2011 he is Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science) Research Professor at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).

From 2015 to 2018 he was member of the multidisciplinary expert panel (MEP) of IPBES, being involved in various assessment management committees, lead author of the Global Assessment (2018) and currently co-Chair of the Values Assessment (2018-2021). He is co-Chair of the Natural Assets Knowledge Action Network of Future Earth, and member of the scientific steering committee of the Global Land Programme and ecoSERVICES (also of Future Earth) as well as member of various international advisory committees such as of BiodivERsA, the network of national and regional funding organisations promoting pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services.


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