ESP member Dr. Bulat K.Yessekin, a senior expert on water, environment and climate change and also The National Coordinator on sustainable development of Kazakhstan for UN from 1998 to 2012 has recently written the following report titled “SDGs: What’s wrong and what do we need to change”. [Read more…] about SDGs: what’s wrong and what do we need to change
The ESP Brazil network is pleased to announce the following updates:
- Resilience of Community Food Systems (CFS): Co-Design as a Long-Term Viable Pathway to Face Crises in Neglected Territories?
A publication on how COVID-19 affected the food systems and what can be done to overcome the challenges. This publication is a result of a collaborative study between Brazil and Germany. You can access it from here.
- Brazils Highway BR-319: The road to the collapse of the Amazon and the violation of indigenous rights
A scientific publication that impacted a public call in the Amazon region. You can access it from here.
- The ESP Brazilian network is on Instagram! You can follow them now @brasil.esp.
Exploring the Use of Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models to Account for the Benefits of Public Lands: An Example from National Forest Planning in the United States
A shared understanding of the benefits and tradeoffs to people from alternative land management strategies is critical to successful decision-making for managing public lands and fostering shared stewardship. This study describes an approach for identifying and monitoring the types of resource benefits and tradeoffs considered in National Forest planning in the United States under the 2012 Planning Rule and demonstrates the use of tools for conceptualizing the production of ecosystem services and benefits from alternative land management strategies.
The aim of this document is to provide guidance on designing appropriate and cost-effective forests for water payment schemes that support tree planting and forest management to protect and improve water quality.
The PESFOR-W COST Action has published this detailed user manual as one of the main outputs of the project. The guide is structured by the main steps involved in establishing a payment scheme, starting with identifying the water issues and how tree planting and forest management can help, managing potential disbenefits, exploring multiple benefits, followed by scheme design, monitoring and communication. [Read more…] about Forests for Water Services: A Step-by-Step Guide for Payment Schemes
A new publication of JRC “Ecosystem and ecosystem services accounts: time for applications” presents the proceedings of Session T17 during the Ecosystem Services Partnership World Conference in Hannover, Germany in 2019. Eight cases are summarized in the report; applications of ecosystem accounts in Europe, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Uganda, Bulgaria, Andalusia-Spain and Oslo-Norway. Most of these applications are in line with the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounts (SEEA) framework and the outcomes are regarded as pilot attempts concluding in interesting messages that should be accounted for in next development steps. [Read more…] about Ecosystem and ecosystem services accounts: time for applications