The OneOcean forum took place in October in Milan with the objective to set the basis for improving the way marine resources are managed, through the integration of Science, Society and Business. It was organized by the Yacht Club ChartaSmeralda under the scientific guidance of the International Oceanographic Committee of UNESCO. Member of the Marine ESP WG were part of the Scientific Advisory Board. [Read more…] about Marine ESP BWG participated in OneOcean Forum Event
The international training on ecosystem management for sustainable development in transboundary areas held in Korea brought together scientist and professionals from Primorsky Krai Russia to seek out collaboration with Korean partners for ecosystem management in Northeast Asia. ESP Asia office organized this course together with the Gyeonggi-provincial government and invited selected participants from Russia Academy of Sciences, Far Eastern Federal University and local NGOs. [Read more…] about ESP RO Asia: International training on integrated transboundary nature management
In March, 2018, representatives of 127 Governments will receive, for approval, five landmark assessment reports describing the state of knowledge about biodiversity, ecosystems and nature’s contributions to people.
Prepared by more than 550 leading international experts from more than 100 countries, working with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the evaluations cover four world regions — the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Europe and Central Asia, i.e. the whole world except Antarctica and the open oceans. The reports are scheduled for public launch in Medellin, Colombia at the 6th annual session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES6) in March 2018. [Read more…] about Five Major New IPBES Assessment Reports will be launched in March 2018 during IPBES 6th Plenary in Medellin, Colombia
The case of the Orotoy river basin (Colombia)
The Orotoy River Basin, located in the department of Meta (Colombia), has 188 Km2 approx., about 5000 inhabitants and is currently a highly transformed land, vulnerable to global environmental change. This territory is a disjoint example of the general problems that affect the Colombian Orinoco, a region where conditions such as of ecosystem fragility associated with land use transformation, high demand for water resources, socially vulnerable population and weak water governance systems lead to environmental conflicts. [Read more…] about Adapting to climate change through water governance and environmental conflict transformation