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.
Archives for April 2019
The IPBES Webinar Series is hosted by the task force and technical support unit on capacity-building. The series covers the IPBES regional assessments, methodological assessment on scenarios and models, the IPBES pollinator report, and more.
You can find all the webinars here.
Go to our Training & Education Repository for more resources like this.
The ESP newsletter for April is out and we’ve got a lot to share!
Registration is open for ESP Africa, the ESP10 call for abstracts was launched last week, and we are calling for valuation studies for the ES valuation database. Also in this month’s issue you can find updates from the working groups on Mediterranean systems, forestry systems and water management; as well as news from the MENA and West & Central Africa chapters, the Turkey national network and the Young ES Specialists group. For all this and more updates on relevant projects, upcoming events, vacancies and recent publications on ecosystem services, read the full update here.
The Ecosystem Services Valuation Database (ESVD) hosted by the ESP is one of the most comprehensive global databases of ecosystem service values but has not been updated since 2010. This widely used resource needs to be updated and upgraded to reflect the huge number of new valuation studies and developments in the field during the past 10 years. ESP is starting the process of updating and upgrading the ESVD and therefore requests members to send valuation studies to be included. Relevant valuation studies should:
- Use a primary valuation method (i.e. not value/benefits transfer)
- Estimate the monetary value of an ecosystem service(s)
- Be for ANY biome/ecosystem/habitat etc.
- Be from ANY location/country/region etc.
Please send full text valuation studies (preferably pdf) to [email protected]. This call for valuation studies will remain open until the end of 2019.
Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla from SWG 5 – ES in Water management contributed to the 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2019) entitled ‘Leaving No One Behind’. The synthesis is meant to inform policy and decision-makers, the water community about innovative and place-based fit-to purpose solution for water resources management, those that can improve access to water supply and sanitation, help to overcome poverty and to address various other social and economic inequities.
Leading Chapter 2 of the report (accessible here), she has outlined a narrative of how physical and environmental dimensions in water management can be better tackled in an increasingly globalized world. The chapter also highlights incorporating ecological service aspects [Read more…] about World Water Development Report 2019 with input from ESP sectoral WG 5