The EKLIPSE call for expertise (No. 1 /2016) is currently open for: “Nature-based solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas – developing an impact evaluation framework” and invites experts to form an expert working group. [Read more…] about EKLIPSE – Call for Expert Working Groups
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!
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) invites experts with relevant knowledge and/or expertise to review the First Order Draft of:
- the IPBES thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and
- the four regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
As part of a NCEAS Science for People And Nature working group “Making Ecosystem Services Count in the SDGs” we are carrying out a short, anonymous survey of people with knowledge and/or expertise in ecosystem services to map out linkages to the newly enacted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specific ecosystem services.
The book “Water Ecosystem Services – A Global Perspective” in the “International Hydrology Series” is now open access and can be downloaded for free.
[Read more…] about Book: “Water Ecosystem Services – A Global Perspective” – now Open Access!
The James Hutton Institute and SRUC are currently developing a Natural Assets Register for Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme, 2016-21. The Natural Assets Register will:
- be spatially based;
- include existing published environmental data;
- include data and modelling outputs from the research programme and elsewhere;
- assess the condition of the assets and their role in providing ecosystem service benefits; and
- inform the development of natural capital accounts.