Welcome to the official webpage of the Malta ESP national network. If you would like to visit this network’s discussion board, please click here (members only).
- Mario Balzan, Institute of Applied Sciences, Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology, Malta
- If you are interested in becoming a member of this national network, please click here.
- If you are interested in becoming a member of the lead team, please contact the current lead team and the ESP support team.
ESP National Networks aim to improve decision making on ecosystem services by providing a platform for researchers, government, non-government, business, industry and communities to exchange information and experiences on the theoretical and practical application of ecosystem services at local to national scales.
Malta’s ESP National Network (ESP-MT) wants to be an active platform for the development and promotion of activities related to ecosystem services and natural capital, and to link to other projects and international initiatives.
Activities and Outputs
Providing Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Development
The Institute of Applied Sciences of the MCAST has recently organised a research seminar entitled “Providing Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Development”. During the seminar, research on ecosystems, ecosystem services and associated benefits to society will be discussed, and the Horizon 2020 collaborative project ESMERALDA (“Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and Decision mAking”) will be launched locally.
Evidence-based planning for greener cities
A Conference on ‘Evidence-based planning for greener cities‘ was held on the 13 June 2017 in Paola, Malta to discuss how science and the mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services can inform city planning and policy-making, in order to improve urban quality of life. The conference was organised by the ‘EnRoute’ project of the European Commission in cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the EU and the Maltese Institute of Applied Sciences, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology.