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!
Two papers discussing / documenting the need for environmental technologies upgrading fertilizer inputs to agricultural soils – or the need for regulatory instrument ensuring ecosystem health improving circular bioresource flows for future soil health (Marini et al, 2020a) and food safety (Marini et al., 2020b).
Marini, M., Angouria-Tsorochidou, E., Caro, D., Thomsen, M., 2020a. Daily intake of heavy metals and minerals in global food trade – a case study of four Danish dietary profiles. Journal of Cleaner production 124279 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124279
Marini, M., Caro, D., Thomsen, M., 2020b. The new Fertilizer Regulation as a starting point for Cadmium avoidance in the EU. Science of the Total Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140876
The VW-summer school series intends to train participants on the knowledge and skills of how landscape ecology can contribute to improving the status of achieving the SDGs and the AU Agenda 2063 objectives. The first summers school in 2021 will relatively be more generic focusing on conceptual issues of landscape ecology and its nexus with SDGs and the overall development agenda in Africa. Applications to participate in the first summer school should be submitted online. The application deadline is 30th October 2020. [Read more…] about Landscape Ecology Summer School Series funded by VW Foundation
The project “Protecting streams for a clean Black Sea by reducing sediment and litter pollution with joint innovative monitoring and control tools and nature-based practices (BSB963)” with the acronym “Protect-Streams-4-Sea” started on July 20th 2020. The total duration of the project will be 24 months. It aims to the protection of the Black Sea from litter and sedimentation using innovative monitoring and control tools, such as fingerprint method, drone mapping, etc.
The project includes partners from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Moldova, and Armenia.
You can find more information here.
The National Ecosystem Services Partnership did two webinars on equity and ecosystem services, and the recordings are available online.
Jacqueline Loos (Leuphana University at Lüneburg): How ES ties into the environmental justice framework
Benis Egoh (University of California Irvine): Commodity trade, ES, and equity
Leah Bremer (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa): Connections between ES and place-based biocultural restoration and the importance of relationships, showing up to community work days, taking a long-term view, and respecting the people, culture, and history of place [Read more…] about Equity and Ecosystem Services Webinar series: recordings available online
This special issue in the journal Sustainabliy targets to highlight the contributions that indigenous peoples and local communities make to the wider global community for better recognition and support for their efforts. The editors invite articles addressing:
1. IPLCs land/water/sea management and related ecosystem services (ES)
2. Case studies on Payments for ES (PES) of IPLCs’ managed natural resources
3. Stewardship mechanisms (reviews/comments)
4. ES from agricultural lands managed by the small-scale farmers, applying traditional practices [Read more…] about Special Issue: Ecosystem Services from Natural Resources Managed by the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities