The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is proud to join the efforts of the Global Coalition for Biodiversity launched by the European Commission to raise awareness about the need to protect biodiversity and promote collaborative work on the topic. Today, two weeks before world leaders will convene at the 1st UN Biodiversity Summit (New York, 30 September 2020), ESP pledges support to the EC Coalition, as we believe in the urgency of joint efforts to solve the nature crisis. As shown by the most recent scientific surveys (IPBES, WWF Living Planet report), ecosystems are more and more under pressure, at a time we need them as allies against the climate crisis. ESP will support the Coalition by spreading the biodiversity message through our network of members and partners, helping the voice of nature be heard further. [Read more…] about ESP becomes official supporter of European Commission’s Global Coalition for Biodiversity
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!
- A brand new working subgroup on Biomimetic Solutions (TWG 13A) was established within ESP
- Our colegues in Lebanon have officially launched the ESP Lebanon National Network and the webpage is live now
- ESP just became an official supporter of the Global Coalition for Biodiversity, joining the efforts to raise awareness about the need to protect biodiversity and promote collaborative work on the topic
More on this and other developments in the community in the ESP September Update.
This special issue is now open for submission. It invites authors working on themes of urban planning, architecture, landscape ecology, social science, soil science, agronomy, environmental, structural, and mobility engineering to publish their latest advances in a collection of papers that will answer the question: can sustainable urban design and land use planning be integrated and supported by new ecosystemic, socioecological, structural–technological, smart mobility assessments aided by GIS techniques with a resilient spatial perspective? If so, how do plans and projects benefit from these assessments and, moreover, how are the adopted solutions practically targeted, evaluated, delivered and monitored by plans and projects? The deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 April 2021.
You can find more information here.
WWF & Nature^Squared report shows how bankable nature solutions can generate a financial return and have a positive impact on nature, people and climate. The publication is meant to demonstrate what bankable projects are and how WWF through the Bankable Nature Solutions division can work across different landscapes to overcome various challenges. It aspires to show global landscape practitioners, investors and investees that Bankable Nature Solutions can be a promising solution, helping to upscale projects and to achieve more impact.
Please find the full statement and report here.
The call for contributions for this Special Issue is currently open. The aim of the Issue is to gather a collection of papers that present contemporary knowledge and conceptual development of NBS in urban areas as well as practical experiences, including co-creation processes in solving urban problems and enhancing ecosystem services through NBS, and promote green infrastructure as a basis for NBS. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 December 2020. We encourage you to contribute to the Issue, as well as to take part in NBS for Cities Symposium at SURE2020/21 Conference in Poznań, Poland!
Please have a look at the journal website for more information.