At the 8th ESP World conference in 2015, ESP decided to organize ESP World conferences bi-annually, and regional conferences in the intermediate years. The aim of these regional conferences is to enable people from all around the world to share ecosystem services knowledge and strengthen local networks.
In the period 2021/2022/2023 we are organising a series of regional conferences. The regional conferences for Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe already took place. Here are the regional conferences still to come:
- 4th ESP Latin America and the Caribbean Conference, 6-10 November 2023, La Serena, Chile
Suggestions for other regional conferences are welcome, especially from regions not mentioned above. If you are interested in organising an ESP conference, you can express interest by filling out this form and sending it to [email protected].
4th Latin America and the Caribbean Conference
6-10 November 2023, La Serena, Chile
The 4th ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference will be held on 6-10 November 2023 in La Serena, Chile. This conference will provide the opportunity for everyone who works in the field of ecosystem services, especially in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, to share ecosystem services knowledge and strengthen the regional network. The conference is planned as a bilingual event – it will be held in Spanish and English.
Keep an eye on the conference website for latest updates.
Concluded regional conferences 2020/2022
Below find more information about the two conferences from the current regional conference cycle which already took place – the 3rd ESP Latin America and Caribbean conference and the 3rd ESP Europe Conference. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the planning for both of these conferences required some major changes – the ESP LAC took place fully online, and the ESP Europe had to be postponed, and finally took place in a ybrid format.
4th ESP Europe Conference
10-14 October 2022, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
The 4th European conference took place on the beatiful island of Crete. The theme of this conference was Ecosystem services empowering people and societies in times of crises.
The aim of this European ESP Conference was to highlight pathways for involving diverse societal groups (e.g., local stakeholders, public and private decision makers, NGOs, civil society organizations, students, businesses) in ES science, policy and practice. You can find the proceedings from this event on the event website.
3rd ESP Africa Conference
8-10 June 2022, Musanze, Rwanda
After Kenya and Togo, the ESP Africa conference moved to Rwanda for its third edition, Ecosystem services for the future: Delivering value for Nature, Livelihoods and Economic Investment.
3rd ESP Asia Conference
15-17 December 2021, Nagasaki, Japan (ONLINE)
Our third conference for Asia took place in December 2021, under the theme Eco-health and ecosystem services in Asia: Bottom-up aspects for planetary health.
Check the event website for the proceedings and more information.
3rd ESP Europe Conference
7-10 June 2021, Tartu, Estonia
The 3rd European ESP Conference took place in Tartu, Estonia under the theme Ecosystem Service Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes. This was our first ever hybrid conference, with participants joining through a digital platform and in person at the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu.
The conference proceedings, including recordings of the sessions and plenaries, are available here.
3rd ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference
25-27 November 2020, Mexico City, Mexico
The 3rd ESP regional conference for the Latin America and the Caribbean region was organised between 25-27 November 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference took place online and the theme was Transcending the study of Ecosystem Services towards Transdiscipline and Incidence. The list of sessions and presentations is available here.
Learn more about the conference at the offical website.
Regional ESP conferences 2018/2019
The previous cycle of regional conferences included:
- ESP MENA Conference, 22-25 April 2018, Dead Sea, Jordan
- ESP Asia Conference, 9-13 October 2018, Dehradun, India
- ESP Europe Conference, 15-19 October 2018, in San Sebastian, Spain
- ESP Latin America and the Caribbean, 22-25 October 2018, Conference in Campinas, Brazil
- ESP Africa Conference, 17-20 June 2019, Kpalime, Togo
On 3-6 December 2018 our colleagues from A Community for Ecosystem Services held the ACES 2018 Conference in Washington DC, USA.
On 2-6 September 2019 our colleagues from the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum held the OESF 2019 Conference in Otautachi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand.
Find out more on our Previous Conferences page.
Regional ESP conferences 2016
ESP regional conferences took place in 2016 for the first time on four different continents: Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Check the previous conferences for more information. Also in North America the bi-annual conference with ACES was held.
To learn from this year ESP has compiled a survey report consisting of survey results of the four conferences. Read the survey report regional conferences 2016.
Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum
From 27-31 March 2017 the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum took place in Brisbane, Australia. Learn more at the official website of the event.