Prof. Eric Lambin

Prof. Eric Lambin

Prof. Eric Lambin

Belgium

Born in September 23, 1962
Belgium Geographer

Professor, Université catholique de Louvain
George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor, Stanford University

The world is connected

If someone asks you, "Do you think we should conserve forests?" You would probably say, "Yes." You may be especially interested in conserving forests in your own country. What if conserving forests in your country causes deforestation in other countries?
Eric Lambin noticed that such an unfortunate situation actually exists in the world. He is a geographer from Belgium. Prof. Lambin has analyzed satellite images taken from space, has visited many places around the world to conduct surveys, and has seen environmental changes from a broad global perspective; activities that have shown him how people use land and affect the environment. This caused him to notice that the preservation of forests in one country leads to the deforestation in another country.

The notebook you are using now may be made from trees cut illegally in other countries, something that may have added to their environmental problems.
The world is connected. Therefore, environmental problems should be addressed not only by the individual countries experiencing them, but by the entire world. Prof. Lambin has sought ways to achieve such cooperation.

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