The International Institute (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden, Germany is now accepting applications for the international Masters programme on Ecosystem Services. The programme is devoted to understanding the causes of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation as well as to analysing their impacts on ecosystem functioning and human well-being in an interdisciplinary manner. [Read more…] about International MSc programme on Ecosystem Services at IHI Zittau
There are two upcoming webinars of interest from the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP).
Collaborative Science for Estuaries Webinar: “Exploring Applications of Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models for Coastal Habitats” by Lydia Olander and Sara Mason on June 26 at 3p Eastern. Learn more and register here.
NESP will be hosting the webinar: “Interpreting the IPBES Global Assessment” by Steve Polasky and Alex Pfaff two of the IPBES Assessment authors on August 1 at 2p Eastern. Learn more and register here.
The members of the Brazil national network have several announcement from the past month, including a new publication, the firt seminar on waterhed management, and the finalisation of the TEEB Regional-Local project on ES and biodiversity.
Members of the network published a paper showing that postponing conservation actions will impair ecosystem services and increase conflict between conservation and human activities in the Brazilian Cerrado. [Read more…] about Updates from the Brazilian national network
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”)