CSF will be teaching an in-person course on Integrating Natural Capital into Investment Decisions, on November 8th and 9th at Conservation International Headquarters in Washington, DC. The training will be led by Kim Bonine, CSF’s Training Director, David Meyers, Executive Director of Conservation Finance Alliance Executive Director, and Marcello Hernández-Blanco.
The Value Commission is a three-year collaborative project hosted by Capitals Coalition, which brings together Commissioners from around the world to drive transparency and accountability across the application and use of value factors.
The Commission is launching a public consultation for the co-design and development of transparent global criteria for the creation and use of value factors and consolidating existing efforts into an open-access platform.
Join us on Wednesday, 2 August 2023, for the launch of the public consultation of the draft transparency criteria. [Read more…] about Value Commission Public Consultation Launch
Sustainable Finance for Biodiversity (SF4B) will hold a webinar on traditional knowledge for financial stability, with guest speaker Kamaljit Sangha – Associate Professor in Ecological Economics at Charles Darwin University and long standing ESP member. The event will take place 24 August 2023, 16h (CET), 9h (COL), 11h (São Paulo); with interpretation in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Millennia-old traditional knowledge has proven to align with planetary boundaries and enable stability. These inspiring practices offer sustainable ways to address biodiversity loss and the climate change crisis, bringing together indigenous , local communities’ and investors’ interests. Nevertheless, mainstreamed sustainable finance discourses continue to place their hopes on Western science-based information, often navigating political compromises. [Read more…] about Webinar: Traditional knowledge for financial stability
Dear ESP Colleagues,
Our thematic working group No 18 on governance and institutional aspects looks back on more than a decade of dedicated activities to strengthen a socio-political focus on ecosystem services provision and coordination. As a core of our activities, we regularly organise thematic sessions at ESP Europe and ESP World conferences, have successfully edited three special issues on governance of ecosystem services in the journal Ecosystem Services, and working group members engaged in various joint projects.
However, by now the working group faces the challenges of lacking active and engaged members and fresh ideas. Therefore, we believe it is a good moment to put our heads together and to reflect on past activities, the goals and objectives of our TWG18 and revise and adjust them to recent developments and future needs.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to join us in a strategic reflection and brainstorming workshop about the envisioned future TWG18 activities and impacts on November 13-14 in Brussels, Belgium. [Read more…] about ESP Working group on Governance & Institutional aspects of ES organises strategic workshop
Registration is open for the 4th International ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference. The conference, organised under the theme “Sharing Knowledge about Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital to Build a Sustainable Future”, will take place from 6th to 10th November 2023 in the vibrant city of La Serena, Chile. The event is organised by the Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies at Mendel University in Brno, la Corporacion Regional de Desarrollo Productivo deCoquimbo (CRDP) and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP).