This special issue of JBGS contains ten papers presenting innovative approaches for the development of recreational industries in Bulgaria and methodological and practical solutions concerning the application of the ecosystem approach to develop green, nature-based and sustainable tourism. All papers demonstrate current achievements of the researchers from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” as a result of their work on a research project “Conceptualization, flexible methodology and a pilot geospatial platform for access of the Bulgarian natural heritage to the European digital single market of knowledge and information services”. [Read more…] about Special issue on Natural heritage, ecosystem services and tourism in the Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society (JBGS)
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!
ARS Progetti SPA is looking for an agroecology/ environmental management specialist for a landscape restoration, agroecology and reforestation project in Kenya.
Desired professional experience in:
- Sustainable agriculture and evironmental management;
- Forestry management, rural development, support to livelihoods, and climate change strategies;
- Design and implementation of integrated natural resource management programmes in developing countries;
- Project management/coordination of development programmes in developing countries.
ARS Progetti SPA is looking for an agro-economist/ agroecology expert for a landscape restoration project in Kenya.
Desired professional experience in:
- Participatory projects with local farmers;
- Development of support programs for start-ups, micro-enterprises, access to credit;
- Consolidation and marketing of green products and products’ value addition;
Have you developed a tool, methodology or resource that can help business measure, account for and/or value natural capital impacts and dependencies? If so, Transparent would like to hear from you!
Transparent (an EU LIFE funded project) is seeking to develop natural capital accounting principles and methods for businesses to use in mainstreaming the value of nature into their decision making. The use of holistic datasets and standardized methodologies will also facilitate businesses in aligning with broad societal ambitions such as the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Transparent consortium has already sought comments on the first draft of the Transparent Methodology. Feedback from the consultation period highlighted the need to strengthen advice on accessible, up to date and repeatable methodologies for measuring and accounting for natural capital.
Transparent is therefore calling for contributions of tools, methodologies and/or resources that are being used or could be used to measure, account for, and/or value natural capital within corporate natural capital assessments. [Read more…] about Transparent: Call for methods
In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, hear from Ken Bagstad (USGS), Scott Wentland (BEA), Mehdi Heris (Hunter College), and Katie Warnell (Duke University) about pilot natural capital accounts for land, water, ecosystems, and urban ecosystem services developed for the United States, which were described in a recent special issue of Ecosystem Services. This will be the first of two NESP webinars on natural capital accounting; the second will focus on next steps for using natural capital accounting in decision-making.
The webinar will take place on 11 March 2022. Read more and register here.