The Platform BEE invites you to the international conference Natural Capital/Let’s talk business! The conference will take place on 23-25 November 2016 at the Fokker Terminal in the Hague, the Netherlands.
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 integration of new ecosystem markets data into EnviroAtlas ecosystem services marketing platform will be announced on Tuesday, October 12th. Join the launch webinar and live demonstration. Findings will be shared from the new Atlas of Ecosystem Markets, a booklet of maps highlighting status and trends of ecosystem markets in the United States.
Integrating ecosystem markets data with EnviroAtlas’s suite of analytical tools and scientific and demographic data allows users to understand critical trends, gaps, and opportunities in environmental markets. [Read more…] about Webinar: Mapping Ecosystem Markets in the United States
The second masterclass of the Green Finance Academy – an initiative of IUCN NL, Nyenrode Business University and Alterra Wageningen UR – takes place from 14 to 18 November. By offering a five-day course, GFA helps environmental and development professionals to successfully access private sector finance for their projects.
• Discover the business model of your nature conservation project at the Green Finance Academy
• Increase financial resilience of your NGO
• Move beyond donor funding toward an investor-driven approach
• Looking for funding for your environmental project [Read more…] about 2nd Masterclass of the Green Finance Academy
On the week between the 19th to the 23rd September, many members of the Mediterranean Ecosystem services working group met at European Ecosystem Services 2016 conference celebrated in Antwerpen, Belgium. In addition from presentations in other sessions and symposia, the working group had its own working session on Tuesday afternoon. During this session, we worked on identifying the unique ecosystem services linked to Mediterranean systems and discussed about the challenges of quantifying these services using various applied methods. We particularly looked at the unique Mediterranean characteristics of food production, of soil erosion regulation and of cultural services. In addition, we´ve got an overview of the different case studies, disciplines, systems and methods represented by partners.
E&SEFT Project: “Ecosystem & Socio-Ecosystem Functional Types: integrating biophysical and social functions to characterize and map the ecosystems of the Anthropocene”. Please, feel free to click on the link to know about project goals, scientists involved, and other partners.
The E&SEFT Project is led by the University of Granada (Spain) and aims to develop a new approach for characterizing and mapping social-ecological systems using functional characteristics and attributes.
Firstly, the project aims to identify the key processes that define the functioning of social-ecological systems, both from the ecological and social dimension. To do so, they are working on creating a list of the Essential Social-Ecological Functional Variables (ESEFVs). [Read more…] about Online survey: Essential Variables describing the functioning of social-ecological systems