The ESP 10th World Conference will take place in Hannover, Germany on 21-25 October 2019. The conference theme is: 10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future.
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 month’s issue of the ESP newsletter, you’ll find news on:
- ESP 2019 Africa – Early Bird deadline approaching!
- ESP 10 World Conference – call for abstracts is open; find out more about the ESP 10 business day
- IPBES Global Assessment launched
- developments from working groups on mediterranean systems, mountain regions, trade-off analysis, ES accounting
- updates from ESP Asia regional office, Costa Rica and Jordan national networks
- news from the YESS network – looking back at IPBES7, new blog, upcoming events
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Jordan is a Party to the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), having signed the Convention in 1992, and ratified it on 12 November 1993. As Party to the Convention, Jordan is required to implement the CBD’s articles as well as the relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP). During COP10, which took place in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, Parties adopted the mission, goals and objectives of the CBD Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) for the period 2011- 2020. The mission of CHM for the period 2011-2020 is to contribute significantly to the implementation of the CBD and [Read more…] about Launching of the Jordan Clearing House Mechanism of Biodiversity (“JO-CHM”)
A new publication on the value of ecosystem services from mangroves in the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica. You can download the paper here (in Spanish).
Gyeonggi-Liaoning Afforestation Project in Northern China supported by ESP Asia and ESP China
Gyeonggi provincial government(ROK) and Liaoning government(China) have collaborated to combat desertification in northeast China by creating artificial forests in Jianping county since 2017. Jianping county is located at the border of inner-Mongolia, extremely influenced by desertification and belongs to the belt of “Great Green Wall” , the biggest greening project to push back deserts in the world. [Read more…] about Common Challenges of Desertification in Northeast Asia
Members of the ESP Mediterranean working group have just published an article in Ecosystems and People. The paper presents a Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) methodology that seeks to provide guidance for better ecosystem assessments encompassing the Mediterranean region (e.g. the recently approved IPBES global assessment or the IPBES regional assessments). This work is the result of the joint efforts by many ESP Mediterranean members to collect comprehensive information about the complexity and uniqueness of Mediterranean socio-ecological systems. The original idea of this study has its origin in a workshop held in the 2016 European ESP conference in Antwerp. The publication is open-access and can be downloaded from here.