2020
Education & Thought Leadership
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Kai Chan

University of British Columbia

Kai coordinated an international team of experts on a ground-breaking analysis of the ways forward, culminating in the “Pathways” chapter of the UN Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services report. Within four weeks of publication, the report was covered in 49 languages and 165 nations, with an aggregate circulation of 20.1 billion. He also helped launch, as a Lead Editor, a new journal—People and Nature—which is providing an open-access venue for high-quality interdisciplinary socio-ecological research. Additionally, Dr. Chan’s research has been cited over 13,000 times, including 110 journal articles.