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 CEBioS Programme (Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development), in cooperation with UNESCO, published the EVAMAB – Guidance for the Assessment of Ecosystem Services in African Biosphere Reserves.
The EVAMAB-project addressed the evaluation of the economic value of ecosystem services (ES) in UNESCO-MAB sites from a regional perspective (Africa) and focused on sites from 4 countries: Benin, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda. The project results are contributing to the transition to green economy in Africa. [Read more…] about New UNESCO manual for assessing ecosystem services in African Biosphere Reserves
We are a group of researchers based in Europe and Latin America and we are currently conducting research on pathways towards lower deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon forest.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and takes about 5 minutes to complete.
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A new report from the Eklipse Mitigation Hierarchy Working Group was recently published compiling the extensive analytical work of three years in the make.
The report aims to provide an overview of the state of knowledge regarding how we can improve adherence to the Mitigation Hierarchy (how biodiversity impacts can first be avoided, then mitigated and compensated), with a particular focus on the avoid stage especially in projects impacting nature. [Read more…] about New report of the biodiversity impact mitigation hierarchy with the contribution of our expert
The Value Commission is a three-year collaborative project hosted by Capitals Coalition, which brings together Commissioners from around the world to drive transparency and accountability across the application and use of value factors.
The Commission is launching a public consultation for the co-design and development of transparent global criteria for the creation and use of value factors and consolidating existing efforts into an open-access platform.
Join us on Wednesday, 2 August 2023, for the launch of the public consultation of the draft transparency criteria. [Read more…] about Value Commission Public Consultation Launch