Dr Mohamed Behnassi is a Full Professor at the College of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco. He is the Founder/Director of the Center for Environment, Human Security and Governance (CERES). He has been selected as Expert by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MEDECC). He was among the lead authors of the 1st Assessment Report (MAR1): Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin - Current Situation and Risks for the Future (MEDECC, 2021). Dr. Behnassi has published several scientific papers in addition to 17 books and has organised several international conferences in Morocco on food security, climate change and sustainable agriculture, the proceedings of which have been published by Springer.