New issue of YESS Newsletter (Feb 2017)

New issue of YESS Newsletter (Feb 2017)

The Young Ecosystem Services Specialists network (YESS) published their latest newsletter of February 2017.

In this newsletter you can find:

  • Outcomes of the YESS session at the European Ecosystem Services Conference in Antwerp;
  • Interview with Dolf de Groot, associate professor in integrated ecosystem assessment and management at Wageningen University and ESP chair;
  • Selection of upcoming events and a list of publications from the YESS network. Read more

Ecosystem Services Toolkit

Ecosystem Services Toolkit

This interdisciplinary toolkit on completing and using ES assessment for decision making was produced by Value of Nature to Canadians Study Taskforce and the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Governments of Canada. Lead authors Susan M. Preston and Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne compiled a technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis that offers practical, step-by-step guidance for governments at all levels, as well as for consultants and researchers.  Read more

Blog post by ESPA: Defining Poverty Is Vital If You Want To Fix It

Blog post by ESPA: Defining Poverty Is Vital If You Want To Fix It

What does poverty actually mean, and does it even matter? This fundamental question was discussed at a special session during the European Ecosystem Services Conference held in Antwerp last year.

ESPA researchers attending the conference were looking at ecosystems at a global level, and more specifically in the context of helping poorer communities across the world. In a joint blog, three of ESPA’s researchers share the presentations and their insight in to why its vital to define poverty if you want to fix it. Read more