The call for nominations of experts to prepare the scoping document of the IPBES “Assessment of Transformative Change” and the “Thematic Assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment)” are now open! Interested experts wishing to be nominated are requested to fill out their application form by 15 October 2019 while nominators (governments or organizations) should approve these applications and submit their nominations by 29 October 2019.
With the aim of exploring the frontiers of planning and implementing Nature-based solutions in river landscapes, we invite high quality contributions from scholars from around the world for a proposed Special Issue in Ambio titled: “Planning and Governing Nature-based Solutions in River Landscapes.” The Special Issue welcomes contributions that provide insights and innovations regarding principles, barriers, and strategies for making NBS work in practice. Suitable article categories include Research Articles, Perspectives, Reviews, and Comments. [Read more…] about Call for contributions: Special issue on NBS in River Landscapes
IPBES gave a start to the external review for the first order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its contributions, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (IPBES values assessment).
The period for this first external review of the values assessment is from 29 July until 22 September 2019. [Read more…] about First external review now open for the IPBES values assessment
The COST Action PESFOR-W (Payments for Ecosystem Services – Forests for Water) provides conference grants aimed at supporting researchers from Participating Inclusiveness Target Countries to attend high profile international science and technology-related events not specifically organised by the Action.
The first call for Grant Period 4 is now open. [Read more…] about Conference grants within the PESFOR-W COST action
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”. [Read more…] about A Special Issue of Ecosystem Services (Elsevier) by 2020 ESP Asia Conference