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Nicolás Lucas

Nicolás Lucas is a consultant currently working with the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, the Argentina Securities Exchange Commission on environmental issues related to capital markets, the Chair of the Agriculture Committee of Argentina National Congress House, and Red de Acción Política on sustainable development. From 2007 to 2011, he was Secretary for Sustainable Development and Environment of the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and was elected Vice-president of the Federal Environmental Council in 2009. He previously served as the head of the office for Engagement and Outreach of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment at the World Resources Institute, Director General of Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, and Environment editor of The Buenos Aires Herald. He holds a Law degree from the Catholic University of Argentina and an MA in Public Policy from The George Washington University.

Tellus Publications (Selected)

Resilience and Pluralism: Ecosystems and Society in a Great Transition

Nicolás Lucas, Elena Bennett

Elena Bennett and Nicolás Lucas discuss the increasing scale and rate of ecosystem change due to human impacts in the twentieth century as well as the unevenly distributed benefits and vulnerabilities from such change. They argue for the need to transcend the nation-state and the dominant economic growth paradigm in order to develop adequate policies and institutions for addressing the socio-ecological challenges of the coming decades.

Essay #14 in the GTI Paper Series: Frontiers of a Great Transition