In July 2016, the Natural Capital Coalition released the Natural Capital Protocol, the first globally standardized framework for identifying, measuring and valuing natural capital in business. More recently, and in order to connect business with the tools they need to make better decisions, the World Business Council For Sustainable Development developed a Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit.
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 3rd international ALTER-Net conference is now open. The conference titled ‘Nature and Society: Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs’ will be held in Ghent, from 2-4 May 2017.
Registration deadline: 20 April.
A side-event of Green Infrastructure Conference Orvieto will be held in Sala Esposizione. Nature-based solutions in urban areas Showcasing success stories from Europe and beyond will be discussed. [Read more…] about Side-event Green Infrastructure Conference
The sourcebook aims to inform which data and methods can be applied to monitor some relevant Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) that supports the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) efforts to halt biodiversity loss. The EBV concept proposed by the GEO BON, Space Agencies, and the Earth Observation research community at large aims to support efforts for biodiversity monitoring.