The ReNature Nature-Based Solutions Webinar will present the different typologies of nature-based solutions and interventions, and evaluate their contributions to co-benefits to biodiversity and well-being. This webinar will take place on 26 June and will include sessions on the use of indicators to identify the most effective nature-based solutions that may be applied in different urban environments, the identification of the different typologies of nature-based solutions and an associated impact evaluation framework of urban nature-based solutions. [Read more…] about ReNature Nature-Based Solutions Webinar
The European Commission has announced the finalists of the 2020 European Natura 2000 Award, and anyone can vote for their favorite project.
All 27 finalists are being considered for one of the five category Awards. Check out all the finalists on the European Commission website. The finalist who receives the highest number of votes will receive the EU Citizens’ Award.
Voting remains open until 15 September 2020.
You can find all the finalists and cast your vote here.
The National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) will host a webinar on Piloting Ecosystem Accounts for the Southeastern U.S., on Thursday, 21 May 2020, 2pm-3pm Eastern Time.
Hear from Ken Bagstad (USGS), Katie Warnell (Duke University), Charles Rhodes (TBD Economics), and Marc Russell (US EPA) about a new publication that details the first effort to develop Ecosystem Accounts for the U.S. at a broad scale. The team will describe the potential for U.S. ecosystem accounting and explain their pilot accounts for a 10-state region in the Southeast. The pilot accounts address air quality, water quality, biodiversity, carbon storage, recreation, and pollination for selected years from 2001 to 2015. [Read more…] about NESP Webinar: Piloting Ecosystem Accounts for the Southeastern U.S.
The lead team of the ESP Sectoral Working Group 5 on ES in Water Management (SWG 5) invites high quality contributions from researchers and scholars from around the world for a Special Issue in Environmental Management (Springer) titled: Incorporating Ecosystem Services into Water Resource Management—Tools, Policies, and Promising Pathways. This special issue calls for papers on recent multi- and interdisciplinary efforts to measure, plan for, incentivize, and implement projects aimed at enhancing water-related ES in basins around the world. [Read more…] about Call for Contributions: Special Issue in Environmental Management
Setting the ground to advance MAES in Europe´s overseas
Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES), as part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, is entering a new phase in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union. With the Kick-off of the MOVE-ON Project, the European Commission funded another initiative to enhance work on ecosystems, their services, biodiversity and condition in the EU Overseas. [Read more…] about EU Project MOVE-ON celebrates virtual Kick-Off Meeting