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
A recent paper resulted from joint efforts of TWG 11 (Thematic Working Group on Global Ecoystem Service Flows) with the sDiv project sTeleBES. A new article has recently been published in the Journal of Ecological indicators entitled “Guidance for assessing interregional ecosystem service flows” [Read more…] about New Publications from Thematic WG 11 – Global ES flows
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.
Did you know that by the end of 2020, we will for the first time ever have a national-level estimate of the economic value of Lebanon’s forest ecosystem services? And that, by 2021, Lebanon plans to be one of the few (or possibly the only) countries in the region who will be piloting payment for ecosystem services? These breakthroughs in forest information and conservation approaches in the Arab region are being led by the Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI), a Lebanese NGO that aims at conserving and expanding Lebanon’s forests through a community-based approach and public-private partnerships. [Read more…] about Ecosystem Service Valuation in Lebanon
ICLEI European secretariat in cooperation with the EKLIPSE project and NATURVATION project are searching for a South-Eastern European municipality to host a two-day capacity-building workshop titled: Financing Greener Cities – “Exploring financing options for greener cities; Strengthening the capacity of local stakeholders to explore appropriate financing arrangements for nature-based interventions.”
With this call the organisers would like to invite local governments to apply for hosting this workshop in which several municipal representatives, researchers and civil society organisations will take part. Applications must be submitted before 31 March 2019. [Read more…] about Call for Workshop Host- Financing options for greener cities