In this issue you will find news on the upcoming ESP world conference, updates from our working groups, the ESP Services feature, as well as news, events, vacancies and calls for collaboration from within our network. [Read more…] about ESP February Update is out now
Archives for February 2017
What does poverty actually mean, and does it even matter? This fundamental question was discussed at a special session during the European Ecosystem Services Conference held in Antwerp last year.
ESPA researchers attending the conference were looking at ecosystems at a global level, and more specifically in the context of helping poorer communities across the world. In a joint blog, three of ESPA’s researchers share the presentations and their insight in to why its vital to define poverty if you want to fix it. [Read more…] about Blog post by ESPA: Defining Poverty Is Vital If You Want To Fix It
In the past 100 years 72% of the salt marshes of the lagoon of Venice was lost due to erosion. The EU LIFE VIMINE project successfully reduced erosion by creating biodegradable barriers of wooden fascines. Long-term protection is secured by involving local communities in protection works and ecotourism. Local society now realises that the benefits of salt marsh protection outweigh its costs.
[Read more…] about Bioengineering, stakeholder participation and ecosystem services valuation protect salt marshes in the lagoon of Venice
The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure, to stimulate research on these issues and foster interdisciplinary dialogue where relevant. This conference aims at taking stock of recent advances and research challenges. To do so, we plan to gather the best researchers in the field, both from the academic world and from more policy-oriented backgrounds, to exchange ideas and insights in a two-day conference organized at the World Bank. [Read more…] about Call for Papers Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference sustainable infrastructure
There is an urgent need to understand how natural stocks are linked to flows of ecosystem services and how these linkages are likely to change in the future, given the environmental challenges of an increasing population, demand for housing and infrastructure, the need to feed a rapidly growing planet and climate change. [Read more…] about Joint BES and BESS Symposium: Advances in Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Cardiff