ESP 10 Hanover
21-25 October 2019
10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future
ESP is happy to announce the 10th conference of our partnership. The anniversary conference took place in Hanover, Germany – close to the place where the very first ESP conference was held in 2008.
More than 750 delegates from all over the world participated in this conference.
The conference program included a variety of activities. Seven keynote speakers reflected on the conference theme from different perspectives and more than fifty break-out sessions took place. Delegates could additionally register for pre-conference trainings, a conference dinner and field trips.
On Thursday a Business day was organised to encourage dialogue between business representatives and researchers to stimulate the application of the ecosystem services concept in business operations. During the business day we had the first ES in Practice Awards – a number of great pitches for the application of ecosystem services in practice took part in this friendly competition.
ES in Practice Awards
Although we thought all of the competitors presented excellent ideas, our esteemed jury selected the top three ideas, to be pitched again in the closing Friday session. The audience then voted thusly:
Savana life – ESBoardGames
Bente J.Graae, Hans Peter Hartsteen, Martin R. Nielsen, Thor Harald Ringsby, Maja Grünzner, Kristoffer S.Fjællingsdal and Christian A. Klöckner
Lily and the magic tree books – children’s book on ecosystem services
The Natural Capital Approach to Landscape Planning (NCA2LanscapePlanning)
Matt Smith,Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) & Programa Vino, Cambio Climático y Biodiversidad) (VCCB)