French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)



Ignacio Palomo is a researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) at the Institute of Environmental Geosciences (IGE) in Grenoble, France, where he is laureate of the Make Our Planet Great Again research program.  

He was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Alpine Ecology (LECA) in France, and at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in Spain. He developed his PhD at the social-ecological systems Laboratory at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) under the supervision of Berta Martín López and Carlos Montes. Ignacio has participated as Lead Author and Fellow of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). He is member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA).

Research Interests

Keywords: Social-ecological systems, Ecosystem services, Climate Change, Nature-based Solutions, Mountain environments.

Ignacio Palomo´s research is located at the intersection of social-ecological systems, ecosystem services and climate change in mountain environments, with a special focus on nature-based solutions and transformative change. He is also interested in the synergies and trade-offs of climate action towards different socio-environmental goals, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). He currently coordinates the Pathways for Transformation in the Alps project in these domains.


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Institute of Environmental Geosciences, University of Grenoble, France

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