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Blogue ATS: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES): why language matters?

O novo post do Blogue ATS é da autoria de Lavínia Pereira (investigadora associada no ICS-ULisboa) e Olivia Bina (coordenadora do Urban Transitioons Hub do ICS-ULisboa), sobre “The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES): why language matters?”.

“Language matters, not only in what concerns concepts and definitions. It is also a question of appeal and inspiration. Why aren’t we driven by terms such as ‘environment’, ‘natural resources’ or, more even, ‘ecosystems services’? Or by their opposites: ‘planetary boundaries’, ‘rates of extinction’ or ‘habitat disruption’? We have absolutely no experiential or existential connection with them.”