ESP Conferences

The Ecosystem Services Partnership aims to facilitate discussion and cooperation amongst those working in the field of ecosystem services, and its members especially. In order to do so, ESP has organised international conferences annually since 2008. As of 2015 ESP shifted to a bi-annual cycle for the World Conferences, with Regional conferences in the in between year.

In order to enable as many ecosystem services professionals around the globe to join and share knowledge, we shift the location of our international conferences to a different continent each year. In this way, we strengthen ties between professionals from all over the world, so best practices in the field of ecosystem services can be shared and ideally implemented elsewhere.

Upcoming conferences

9th ESP World Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership

In 2017 ESP will host the 9th ESP World Conference in Shenzhen, China from 11-15 December at the Kylin Villa.

In addition to a broad range of topics on the latest state-of-the-art on the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services the overarching theme this year will likely focus on the role of ecosystem services in ecosystem restoration and nature based solutions in natural, rural and urban areas.

A call for session proposals will soon be send out but if you have ideas already, please send an email to Rudolf de Groot.

Also, we are in the process of organising our regional conferences for 2018 and we are very pleased to have received 10 proposals from different parts of the world: Europe, Africa, the Middle East, West Asia, Central Asia, and Brazil. More news to follow soon.

Click here for more information on previous conferences.