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Kai to serve as a Coordinating Lead Author for IPBES’ Global Assessment

Along with John Agard and Jianguo (Jack) Liu, Kai will be serving as a Coordinating Lead Author for chapter 5 of the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) Global Assessment. The first authors meeting is in Bonn, Aug 15-19 2016.

Sustainability: Steeped in Values, Animated by Process, and Structured (but Not Dictated) by Experts

Marc Tadaki and Kai Chan’s BioScience review of Bryan Norton’s book, “Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change: A Guide to Environmental Decision Making”. Better than any other, the book integrates environmental values with adaptive management, pointing towards engagement processes for sustainability.