We are happy to welcome you to the new Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) website! Responding to feedback collected from the ESP community over the past years, we have worked hard to create an improved web environment which:
- is easy to search and navigate;
- offers a dynamic and user friendly community portal, where members can connect, exchange documents and work together;
- allows Working Groups and National Networks to showcase their work on the website.
You will be able to find all the key information which has always been available on the ESP page, along with the new ESP member Portal. The portal offers the opportunities to set up a personal profile, connect to fellow ESP-ers, join in discussions, share files, links or videos, work on joint documents, and more. Everyone can try out all the new features by using the free trial account option until 1 November.
We are still smoothing out some things – some links may still not work and many of the pages are under construction – so please bear with us for the next few days! If you notice a broken link or anything else that does not work, we will be happy to hear your feedback. See how you can contact us.
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) will hold its 7th World Conference from August 27 to September 1, 2017 in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. SER is delighted to partner with South America’s two leading restoration organizations, the Sociedade Brasileira de Restauração Ecológica (SOBRE) and the Sociedad Ibero-Americana y del Caribe de Restauración Ecológica (SIACRE), to host this worldwide and continent-wide gathering of professionals working in the field of restoration. In addition to being the 7th World Conference of SER, this event is also the 5th Ibero-American & Caribbean Conference on Ecological Restoration and the 1st Brazilian Conference on Ecological Restoration.
Green Infrastructure: Nature based solutions for sustainable and resilient cities conference will be held in Orvieto, Itally from 4-7 April 2017. The main objective of the Conference is to show how a trans-disciplinary approach to urban planning based on Green Infrastructure (GI) as Nature Based Solutions (NBS) will enable maximization Ecosystem Services provision making future cities more resilient and sustainable. Read more
UN Environment is an accredited entity to the the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and supports countries that are seeking to develop and implement climate change projects and programmes. Upon request UN Environments climate change adaption unit is currently supporting the Government of Mozambique with the development of a project proposal on climate change adaptation in the country’s coastal zone. The Government of Mozambique and UN Environment have identified three areas of intervention, which they refer as project outputs. As part of the GCF proposal development process, economic and market analysis will be required for goods and services generated by the project outputs.
A scientist position (f/m) in the field of biodiversity, ecosystem services and health is available in the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is a National Research Centre located in the city of Leipzig and jointly hosted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), the University of Leipzig (UL), and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).
Some of the tasks that the successful candidate will be involved in include; lead development of an independent scientific review study and a research programme on biodiversity, ecosystem services and health, evaluation of health benefits of urban green in collaboration with ongoing long-term health studies, organisation of the scientific programme and evaluation of an international research conference in 2017 by the German Federal Agency of Conservation (BfN), and validation of the review study results and conference outcomes through discussion in a wider circle of experts from the fields of science, policy and practice.
Time for a new ESP Update. In this month’s issue you can find:
- Summary of the very successful European ES Conference that took place in Antwerp last month;
- ESP 9th World Conference 2017 announcement;
- Deadline reminders: Upcoming ESP regional conferences in Africa and Latin America;
- Asian ESP Regional Office – officially opened!
- ESP Working Groups, National Networks & Regional Chapters update;
- New events, vacancies and collaboration calls in the field of ecosystem services