Legal Instruments to Protect Ecosystem Services: Alexandre Altmann presented in Coimbra University Faculty of Law (Portugal) the PhD thesis denominated “Legal Instruments to Protect Ecosystem Services”. The author proposes the adoption of a “Legal Theory of Ecosystem Services” to systematize and operationalize the ES concept in the design of laws, court decisions, contracts, political / administrative decision making, etc. Author contact: [email protected]
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!
Biodiversity increasing yield in a paddy field: researchers from São João Del Rey University, in the Southwest of Brazil highlighted the importance of preserving heterogeneity of paddy fields, which may increase species and benefits they provide to the crop. More information with Anderson O. Latini – [email protected]
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Effective: The “Mata Atlântica” project translated to Portuguese the document “Making Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Effective: Parameters to define qualification criteria and quality standards”. The publication provides practical information for designing, implementing and monitoring EbA measures.
The Biodiversity and Climate Change project in the Atlantic Forest (“Mata Atlântica Project”) is coordinated by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA), in the context of the Brazil-Germany Cooperation for Sustainable Development, within the scope of the International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of Germany. The initiative has technical support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and financial support from KfW.
Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla, co-lead of SW5 had complied a policy message to offer small island developing states a strategy to manage water security. Read more.
In another synthesis, she propagated the connection with water management, peace, and political stability. It concludes with an emphasis on the peacebuilding potential of planning water-secure futures for states and communities.It provides water users and managers with enhanced knowledge frameworks and improved capacity in the context of the water-peace-political stability nexus. Read more.