Nidhi Nagabhatla, a senior researcher with United Nations University- Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH – The UN Think Tank on Water), Canada and co-lead SWG 5 – ES in Water management – would like to share her work- Multi-functional Wetlands; Pollution Abatement and Other Ecological Services from Natural and Constructed Wetlands -published by Springer as the inaugural book in their new Environmental Contamination Remediation and Management Series. The book presents a comprehensive synthesis to sustainable and wisely utilize Wetlands Ecosystem Services and/as Nature-based Solutions. [Read more…] about Wetlands Ecosystem Services and/as Nature-based Solutions
This Special Issue provides key recommendations for scientists, policy makers and practitioners who intend to operationalise marine and coastal ecosystem services in decision making. This Special Issue is a result of a collaboration between the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea Working Group on Resilience and Marine Ecosystem Services and the Ecosystem Service Partnership Marine Biome Working Group. [Read more…] about Special Issue IJBESM: Operationalising Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services
Two new publications from the members of the Marine Biome Working Group: [Read more…] about New publications from the members of the Marine Biome WG
A revised version of the interactive Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) is now available online.
TESSA, developed by a consortium and with input from over 150 experts, provides guidance and methods to value ecosystem services currently provided by sites compared to their likely provision under different management decisions, thus allowing the consequences of alternative management decisions to be assessed. It promotes the collection of locally-relevant field data and the combination of qualitative and quantitative data analysis. [Read more…] about Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) V2.0 Launched
The World Resources Institute (WRI) launched a report titled “Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land”, on 19th December, 2017 at the Global Landscapes Forum; by Felipe Calderón (former President of Mexico), Naoko Ishii (CEO of GEF) and Andrew Steer (CEO of WRI).