ESP member Dr. Bulat K.Yessekin, a senior expert on water, environment and climate change and also The National Coordinator on sustainable development of Kazakhstan for UN from 1998 to 2012 has recently written the following report titled “SDGs: What’s wrong and what do we need to change”. [Read more…] about SDGs: what’s wrong and what do we need to change
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 ESP Brazil network is pleased to announce the following updates:
- Resilience of Community Food Systems (CFS): Co-Design as a Long-Term Viable Pathway to Face Crises in Neglected Territories?
A publication on how COVID-19 affected the food systems and what can be done to overcome the challenges. This publication is a result of a collaborative study between Brazil and Germany. You can access it from here.
- Brazils Highway BR-319: The road to the collapse of the Amazon and the violation of indigenous rights
A scientific publication that impacted a public call in the Amazon region. You can access it from here.
- The ESP Brazilian network is on Instagram! You can follow them now @brasil.esp.
We are pleased to share with you the latest version of the Ecosystem Service Valuation Database.
For this update, we teamed-up with Agrifood Economics Division (ESA) of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO). ESVD data are linked to the Biodiversity Integrated Assessment and Computation Tool (B-INTACT) for evaluating the ‘social cost of biodiversity’ indicator (one out of a set of indicators employed in the tool). Our focus was on increasing the coverage of the database for natural terrestrial biomes in order to improve the current indicator robustness. We also expanded data towards Mangroves (Coastal systems biome) as part of a meta-analytic application of ESVD, commissioned by the World Bank. [Read more…] about Ecosystem Services Valuation Database Latest Version
Exploring the Use of Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models to Account for the Benefits of Public Lands: An Example from National Forest Planning in the United States
A shared understanding of the benefits and tradeoffs to people from alternative land management strategies is critical to successful decision-making for managing public lands and fostering shared stewardship. This study describes an approach for identifying and monitoring the types of resource benefits and tradeoffs considered in National Forest planning in the United States under the 2012 Planning Rule and demonstrates the use of tools for conceptualizing the production of ecosystem services and benefits from alternative land management strategies.
The 11th Edition of the International Conference on “Innovation in Urban and Regional Planning” will focus on how to integrate Nature-Based Solutions in urban and regional planning processes and science. There is growing evidence that Nature Based Solutions (NBS) are strategic instruments to restore or improve the functionality of urban ecosystems toward more liveable, healthier and resilient cities. Despite their many advantages, NBS are not widely implemented because the evidence of their effectiveness is not yet sufficiently diffused among policy makers, city-planners and residents and because NBS is often overlooked due to the complexity of their design and lack of normative instruments supporting planning choices.