Members of the ESP Mediterranean Biome Working group have just published an article on the importance of ecosystem services for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Aichi Targets. In particular, the study explores how and which ecosystem services are currently considered in the SDGs and the Aichi Targets. The authors identified the information that is already available in current national ecosystem assessments, as well as the main knowledge gaps, for monitoring the progress towards the achievement of these goals.
Four members of the ESP Mediterranean working group (Mario Balzan – Malta College of Arts, Ioannis Vogiatzakis – Open University of Cyprus, Céline Dubreuil – Plan Bleu, France – and Alejandra Morán – CREAF-CTFC, Spain), together with other 36 experts from across the Mediterranean Basin, participated in a workshop on Mediterranean Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in Marseille, France, from the 17th to 19th of July. The workshop was organized by the MedECC (the network of Mediterranen Experts on Climate and Environmental Change; ) and Plan Bleu.
The Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Development Short Course will be held by University of East Anglia, 11-16 September 2017. This course is designed for practitioners working in government institutions, NGOs, international agencies and private sector with an interest in identifying, appraising and managing the synergies and trade-offs among multiple users and uses of nature.
Our colleagues from University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have been active in the last year with the evaluation of seagrass ecosystem services, mainly quantifying the nursery and fisheries services. Part of their research effort has been to assess the anthropogenic impacts related to nutrient enrichment in the water column and sediments.
[Read more…] about New Publications on marine ES from the Canary Islands
The Ecosystem Services Team from International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has a new publication: “To what extent have the links between ecosystem services and human well-being been researched in Africa, Asia, and Latin America?” in the Journal Ecosystem Services.