Our August update is now available here. Get an overview of our recent news, all about the upcoming conferences and some important messages from the secretariat and the executive committee of ESP. For an archive of our previous monthly newsletters, please check the ESP Update page.
Dear ESP friends,
We’re half way through 2016 and the year of the next ESP World Conference is approaching fast. For both the ESP World Conference 2017 and the Regional Conferences in 2018, we would like to know if you wish to become involved in organisation. [Read more…] about Call for expression of interest: ESP World Conference 2017
The Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment presents state-of-the-art methodological guidance and discussion of international practice related to the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in impact assessment. A variety of case studies provide examples of the use of information on biodiversity and ecosystem services in different types of impact assessment to improve decisions at all levels, from strategic choices to individual projects. [Read more…] about New Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment
Stockholm Environment Institute, International Resource Panel (IRP) and the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Food Systems are launching the Massive Open Online course “Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia”. The course will take place from 8 August to 11 September.
Based on the IRP’s report Food Systems and Natural Resources and other sources, this MOOC will provide latest scientific information to help audiences understand:
- The value of using a food systems approach for improved management of natural resources in Southeast Asia
- Complex dynamics within food system activities, actors and outcomes in Southeast Asia and their implications for natural resource use
- Policy and biophysical options in the region to move towards more resource smart food systems
Representatives from over 160 of the world’s leading organizations, spanning business, finance, accounting, conservation, academia, and policy, met on 13 July in London to celebrate the culmination of a unique collaborative project that has produced the first global Natural Capital Protocol. [Read more…] about First Natural Capital Protocol launched