ESP Asia Office starts preparing the special issue of Ecosystem Services to compile research outcomes of ES professionals in Asia.
This idea was brought up last year during 2018 ESP Asia Conference in India and our Asian partners stressed the importance of compiling research outcomes and ES policy practices in Asian countries. This initiative will also contribute to engaging interdisciplinary researchers into adopting ecosystem services approach and supporting collaboration of ES researchers in Asia.
The tentative title of this special issue is “Ecosystem services approach : policy and practice in Asia”. This issue will focus on new achievements in implementing ES policies in Asia and their impact in social and environmental contexts. This issue will also demonstrate cases studies to show the effectiveness of ES approach responding to environmental challenges and making nature based solutions to achieve sustainable development goals.
The ESP Asia Forum during 2019 ESP World Conference will focus on preparing this journal publication, so presenters at the ESP Asia Forum will have priority to be selected (60%) and other submissions by Elsevier online will be also available(40%).
The final deadline of full text submission is March 30, 2020 and the final decision will follow then. We are planning to have a special ceremony to congratulate this work during 2020 ESP Asia Conference.