BHU RESEARCHER SELECTED AS NEXUS ASSESSNENT FELLOW FOR IPBES OF UNITED NATIONS

VARANASI : Pradeep Kumar Dubey, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, has been selected as a fellow for the globally reputed Nexus Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) of the United Nations. The nexus assessment will be prepared over 3 years from the initial start of the assessment. Mr. Pradeep Dubey is pursuing his Ph.D. with Dr. P. C. Abhilash and Prof. G.S. Singh. This Assessment will address the interlinkages among biodiversity, climate change, adaptation and mitigation including relevant aspects of the energy system, water, food, and health and will consider holistic approaches based on different knowledge systems. The assessment will assess the state of knowledge, including indigenous and local knowledge, on past, present and possible future trends in these multi-scale interlinkages, with a focus on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, to inform the development of policies and actions. The assessment will highlight thresholds, feedback and resilience in nexus linkages, as well as opportunities, synergies and trade-offs between different response options. The assessment, across all nexus elements, will evaluate the role of the most important indirect and direct drivers of change, the role of both formal and informal institutions, and the impacts of the patterns of production, supply and consumption (including telecoupling) on nature, nature’s contributions to people and good quality of life.

 

 

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