The program and steering committees are excited to announce “A Community on Ecosystem Services 2021 Preview.” We would like to take this opportunity to engage with the ACES community on the vision and plans for ACES 2021; connect ACES to new communities with like interests; and highlight early career ecosystem services researchers. This virtual program will take place December 16-17, 2020 and will include five sessions.
The VW-summer school series intends to train participants on the knowledge and skills of how landscape ecology can contribute to improving the status of achieving the SDGs and the AU Agenda 2063 objectives. The first summers school in 2021 will relatively be more generic focusing on conceptual issues of landscape ecology and its nexus with SDGs and the overall development agenda in Africa. Applications to participate in the first summer school should be submitted online. The application deadline is 30th October 2020. [Read more…] about Landscape Ecology Summer School Series funded by VW Foundation
The book “Ecosystem Services as a City Planning Tool: The Case of Çankaya District” prepared within the scope of the Nature and Cities Project carried out by the Nature Conservation Center (DKM) was published. It emphasizes the importance of urban spatial planning taking into account nature-based solutions and ecosystem services, and at the same time, the book provides a tool to guide decision-makers and practitioners on these issues. [Read more…] about New book: Ecosystem Services as an Urban Planning Tool: The Case of Çankaya District
As part of the project ‘Supporting implementation of the CBD through national ecosystem assessments’, funded by the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) are developing guidance around how national ecosystem assessments can support implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The following survey is a part of the development of this guidance. It should only take ten minutes to complete and can be accessed here.
Ecosystem management in Balkhash Lake basin as a model of SDG localization in Kazakhstan and Central Asia region
Dr. Bulat K. Yessekin, Kazakhstan green economy national council expert, and lead of the ESP West and Central Asia regional chapter, describes the case of Balkhash lake basin in Kazakhstan. The area, a common example of unsustainable management in Kazakhstan,
was offered as a model of problems transformation into opportunities. [Read more…] about Ecosystem approach in Balkhash lake basin (Kazakhstan – China)