The BEES market is the single event gathering research and practice on the topic of ‘ecosystems and society’ on a Belgian scale. Research institutes and academic groups, administration projects and local initiatives on nature, forestry, agriculture, ecosystem services, environmental justice, green economy etc. meet in a personal and relaxed atmosphere, learning from each other and strengthening the community. [Read more…] about Belgian Biodiversity Platform: BEES Market 2018
ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 Working Groups and a growing number of National Networks on all continents. ESP regularly organises World and Regional conferences and provides many Services to further enhance the application of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable management. Partner up with ESP and join in the global effort for the future of our Natural Capital!
The November issue of our newsletter is out now. In this month’s ESP Update you will find:
- announcements regarding upcoming ESP events (ESP Africa 2019 Call for Abstracts: deadline 26 November);
- an overview of the regional conferences we hosted throughout October and their results;
- recent developments and announcements from our working groups, our guidelines and toolkits service team, national networks, the YESS group and other partners.
Read all the way to the end for updates from the ESMERALDA project, the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) and the Natural Capital Project. [Read more…] about ESP November Update is out
Biodiversity is not a problem, it’s a solution!
This is the main message of the First Brazilian Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, which reveals why conservation and sustainable use of the country’s environmental assets should be central, transversal and strategic elements – not apendices or obstacles – in the socioeconomic development of Brazil.
Launched on the 8th of November 2018, and signed by more than 100 scientists, the document is the most complete survey on the theme ever carried out in Brazil.
Between October 24-26, 2018 the Forest Research Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences organized international scientific conference “90 years Forest Research Institute, BAS – for the Society and Nature”. Within the jubilee conference special sessions on Ecosystem services, monitoring and interdisciplinary research were held. [Read more…] about Update from the Bulgarian ESP national network
The recently introduced online resource – the ESMERALDA MAES Explorer – aids decision-makers from policy, science and society to implement Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) at different levels. MAES can reach from national policy to local spatial planning or businesses, who want to support sustainable resource use and understand the condition of ecosystems, their ability to provide services and the socio-cultural and economic values related to them. [Read more…] about ESMERALDA MAES Explorer helps EU member states map and assess ecosystems and their services