The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is proud to join the efforts of the Global Coalition for Biodiversity launched by the European Commission to raise awareness about the need to protect biodiversity and promote collaborative work on the topic. Today, two weeks before world leaders will convene at the 1st UN Biodiversity Summit (New York, 30 September 2020), ESP pledges support to the EC Coalition, as we believe in the urgency of joint efforts to solve the nature crisis. As shown by the most recent scientific surveys (IPBES, WWF Living Planet report), ecosystems are more and more under pressure, at a time we need them as allies against the climate crisis. ESP will support the Coalition by spreading the biodiversity message through our network of members and partners, helping the voice of nature be heard further. [Read more…] about ESP becomes official supporter of European Commission’s Global Coalition for Biodiversity
- A brand new working subgroup on Biomimetic Solutions (TWG 13A) was established within ESP
- Our colegues in Lebanon have officially launched the ESP Lebanon National Network and the webpage is live now
- ESP just became an official supporter of the Global Coalition for Biodiversity, joining the efforts to raise awareness about the need to protect biodiversity and promote collaborative work on the topic
More on this and other developments in the community in the ESP September Update.
20-22 September 2021, Berlin, Germany
Call for sessions, masterclasses, market place booths and post-conference workshops now open. Download the flyer here.
Landscape 2021 will bring together scientists from across disciplines with key actors to explore whether and how diversity and diversification can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture. Promising approaches reduce trade-offs between high productivity and use of external resources, the provisioning of ecosystem services, biodiversity and soil health as well as robust economic perspectives, social justice, cultural values and recreational opportunities. [Read more…] about Landscape 2021: Diversification for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture
During the summer, the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) at Stanford University launched the inaugural InVEST Virtual Workshop summer series. The 3-part live digital training engaged over 1,200+ students highlighting NatCap’s InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) software suite. The training included an overview of some of the popular InVEST models and deep dives; spotlighting real-world case studies and demonstrate how the models and cases link back to the Natural Capital Project’s overall ecosystem services analysis approach. You can find all the slides here.