Prof. Unai Pascual is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). Unai Pascual is an ecological economist with more than 20 year experience bridging the social and natural sciences for understanding complex social-ecological systems.
He is member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPBES.
He is memeber of various Scientific Steering Committees of Future Earth, such as the Global Land Programme and ecoSERVICES. He is also the co-Chair of the Natural Assets Knowledge Action Network of Future Earth
His main research focuses on the interconnectedness between global environmental change and economic development paying special attention to the evolutionary role of institutions, markets and environmental governance across scales. He has conducted research projects in many countries around the world, including Europe, the USA and in developing countries such as Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, India, Ethiopia and Malawi.
Prof. Unai Pascual’s work appears in more than 150 research outputs including books, conference proceedings, etc. as well as peer reviewed journal articles including in Science, PNAS, Ecological Economics, Environment and Development Economics, Global Environmental Change, AMBIO, Environmental Science and Policy, Land Economics, Land Use Policy, Environmental Conservation, Conservation Biology, World Development, etc. He also serves in various editorial boards, including Global Environmental Change and Environment and Development Economics.
Prof. Pascual has worked as lecturer and senior lecturer in various universities in Europe (Cambridge, Manchester, York, Barcelona, Bilbao) and Latin America (Argentina, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia) and visited universities in the USA and Mexico.