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

By Lavínia Pereira and Olivia Bina

‘Language is crucial to how we perceive the natural world. Help me to find better ways of describing nature and our relationships with it so we can better defend it’

George Monbiot

Some of the best articles we have read in the last years concerning environmental issues are, without a doubt, those by George Monbiot. And why is that? While sometimes he seems to be addressing marginal topics, he actually touches upon what can really make a difference. Why language matters is a particularly important question to be answered by the scientific community if it is concerned about becoming a transformative agent and help build more sustainable futures. Continuar a ler