ESP currently hosts nine sectoral working groups (SWG’s). They focus on the relation between ecosystem services and specific sectors / users such as tourism, (agro-)forestry, fisheries, food production, pharmaceutical industry, energy sector, indigenous peoples, local communities and the conservation community. SWG members exchange information, discuss ideas and experience, and make this information available to a wider community of users.
Activities of Sectoral Working Groups
- Collect, synthesize and exchange information on the WG theme to advance the science and application on that topic.
- Stimulate collaboration between the main organizations involved with the WG Theme.
- Organize workshops during ESP- regional and global conferences or other events.
- Publish (joint) papers
- Develop guidelines for Ecosystem Services Assessment.
- Contribute to international assessments e.g. TEEB National studies, Sub Global Assessment (follow-up MA), IPBES.
- Contribute to international assessments such as TEEB National studies, Sub Global Assessment and IPBES.
Join an ESP sectoral working group
- Contact the thematic working group lead team, or the biome working group cluster coordinator.
- If you wish to initiate a new thematic working group please contact Dolf de Groot.
- Joining a sectoral working group requires ESP membership.
The following Sectoral Working Groups are currently active:
- SWG 1 – ES in Agricultural production systems
- SWG 2 – ES in Fishery & Aquaculture
- SWG 3 – ES in Forestry production systems
- SWG 4 – ES in Mining, Energy and Transport systems
- SWG 5 – ES in Water management
- SWG 6 – ES in Business
- SWG 7 – ES in (eco) Tourism
- SWG 8 – ES in Conservation
- SWG 8A – Task Force on Agrobiodiversity (Ecosystem Services of Crop Wild Relatives and Landraces)
- SWG 9 – Indigenous people & Local communities
If you are interested to become active in coordinating a SWG please contact Dolf de Groot.