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
This special issue is now open for submission. It invites authors working on themes of urban planning, architecture, landscape ecology, social science, soil science, agronomy, environmental, structural, and mobility engineering to publish their latest advances in a collection of papers that will answer the question: can sustainable urban design and land use planning be integrated and supported by new ecosystemic, socioecological, structural–technological, smart mobility assessments aided by GIS techniques with a resilient spatial perspective? If so, how do plans and projects benefit from these assessments and, moreover, how are the adopted solutions practically targeted, evaluated, delivered and monitored by plans and projects? The deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 April 2021.
You can find more information here.
The call for contributions for this Special Issue is currently open. The aim of the Issue is to gather a collection of papers that present contemporary knowledge and conceptual development of NBS in urban areas as well as practical experiences, including co-creation processes in solving urban problems and enhancing ecosystem services through NBS, and promote green infrastructure as a basis for NBS. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 December 2020. We encourage you to contribute to the Issue, as well as to take part in NBS for Cities Symposium at SURE2020/21 Conference in Poznań, Poland!
Please have a look at the journal website for more information.
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
The Natural Captial Project at Stanford University recently released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Introduction to the Natural Capital Project Approach. The MOOC is divided into four modules exploring NatCap’s approach to using ecosystem service information to inform decisions. The course uses specific examples to illustrate how the approach has worked in each case and highlights key methods and tools used in the implementation.
Instructors include Gretchen Daily, Stacie Wolny, Jess Silver, Roy Remme, Sara Cafasso, Anne Guerry and Lori Avila. Register here.