The LIFE Danube Free Sky project is a transnational project with the aim to save thousands of birds from electrocution and collisions with power lines. To achieve this, the project involves and collaborates with numerous stakeholders including, for instance, electric companies and nature conservation actors along the Danube. In order to understand the project’s overall socio-economic dimensions and impact on ecosystem services by 2025 (when the project ends) we at Ecosystem Valuation prepared a baseline study of the status quo. [Read more…] about Stork or birds of prey? Assessing the baseline indicators of the LIFE Danube Free Sky project
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!
In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, Justin Johnson (University of Minnesota) will present recent work completed with the World Bank that lays out a new model, GTAP-InVEST, that links a computable general equilibrium model from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) with an ecosystem services model, Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST), to assess important sustainability challenges. Modeling the interaction between nature’s services and the global economy to 2030, this talk will discuss a range of policy scenarios available to reduce the impact of nature’s loss on economies. [Read more…] about NESP October Webinar: Global Earth-Economy Modeling: Linking GTAP and InVEST to address sustainability challenges
New paper from the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (US): Connecting Ecosystem Services Science and Policy in the Field
Conservation and provision of ecosystem services (ES) have been adopted as high-level policy in many countries, yet there has been surprisingly little application of these broad policies in the field; for example, ES are rarely considered in permit issuance or other discrete agency actions. This large implementation gap arises in part because the science that drove general policy interest in ES differs from the science needed for practical application. A better understanding of the environmental policy toolkit can guide more effective research to support agency decisions. [Read more…] about Connecting Ecosystem Services Science and Policy in the Field
Liberia ESP National Network is partnering with a local grassroot water and sanitation organization called DAYLON Water and Sanitation, for the management of plastic wastes from the mangroves within Monrovia city and it’s environs. The aforementioned organization has agreed to render logistical services during the exercise. The exercise will commence in early October 2021. The plastic wastes will be processed into plastic bricks for construction purposes.
Get in touch with the Liberia national network team here.
Between 15-17 August 2021 in Varna, Bulgaria a technical workshop on the advancements and challenges in ecosystem services accounting in Bulgaria was organized. The event was held in hybrid form as part of the MAIA (Mapping and Assessment for Integrated Ecosystem Accounting) project.
The workshop was hosted by Prof Boian Koulov (NIGGG-BAS), National Coordinator. Special guest was MAIA’s project coordinator Prof Lars Hein (Wageningen University, the Netherlands).
The presentations and discussions were focused on the current development state of the national ecosystem accounts and on future updates and suggestions about further improvements of the activities in Bulgaria. [Read more…] about Technical workshop on the advancements and challenges in ecosystem services accounting in Bulgaria