The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the ongoing external reviews of First Order Drafts of IPBES assessments to 18 July. As a reminder, expert reviewers are requested to register to review one or more chapters of one or more assessments. [Read more…] about IPBES extends deadline for external reviews of First Order Draft assessments
ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 Working Groups and a growing number of National Networks on all continents. ESP regularly organises World and Regional conferences and provides many Services to further enhance the application of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable management. Partner up with ESP and join in the global effort for the future of our Natural Capital!
Investing in and protecting nature and biodiversity brings multiple benefits to people, society and the economy. The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is developing several work streams on this topic, analysing and developing policy options to tap into these benefits. One of this streams is looking into the link between nature and human health.
Building on the findings of a yearlong study and the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop held in Brussels in January, IEEP’s final report on the Health and Social Benefits of Nature and Biodiversity Protection is now available on the website of the European Commission. [Read more…] about IEEP Report: The Health and Social Benefits of Nature and Biodiversity Protection
This recently published paper by Cruz-Garcia et al. presents an overview of the scientific literature on ecosystem services and food security, with a major focus on case studies of farming communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The review paper was co-authored by scientists affiliated with CIAT and could be of interest to ES researchers working on the interface with food security. [Read more…] about Paper: Are the major imperatives of food security missing in ecosystem services research?
The Young Ecosystem Services Specialists network (YESS) has issued their June newsletter.
In this latest newsletter you can read about the YESS session at the upcoming ES Conference in Antwerp and the YESS workshop which took place at the ESP 8th World Conference in Stellenbosch last November. The newsletter also offers some book suggestions, a selection of upcoming events and a list of publications from the YESS network. [Read more…] about YESS Newsletter June 2016
The ESMERALDA Project’s latest workshop, which took place from 14 to 16 April 2016 in Nottingham, UK, brought together 51 representatives from countries across Europe, including all ESMERALDA partners, together with potential new consortium members. [Read more…] about ESMERALDA Workshop in Nottingham: a video report