Nordin Hasan is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya (1971) and the Faculty of Science, University of London (1974) where he obtained his PhD. He was a professor of zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1983 – 2003) and the founding director of the University’s Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) established in 1994. He was appointed Professor Emeritus (Environment and Development) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2005. He served as Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia (2012 – 2014) and is a member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN)'s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM). He is active in regional scientific organizations and was President, Science Council of Asia (2012 – 2014). He served as Commissioner of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) from 1993-1997. He is currently Chair of the International Advisory Board of the International Center of Excellence on Integrated Research on Disaster Risks (IRDR-ICoE) Academia Sinica, Taipei. Nordin was a Member of the Expert Committee for Target 14 - Global Initiative on Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. His publications include a chapter entitled International Experience in Ecosystem Services and Management in China published by Springer in 2013. In 2014, in recognition of his contributions to the field, Nordin was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc.) in sustainability science by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.