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Welcome to the new ESP website

We are happy to welcome you to the new 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.

Online questionnaire on Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation

The Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), is conducting a research on Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation.

The research is a part of a ESPA-funded project along with Cambridge University. The aim of the study is producing a survey-based quantitative analysis article exploring the confusion and disagreements that drive debates about ecosystem services and poverty. To do that the researchers are collecting data via an online questionnaire that explores ecosystem services and poverty issues.  Read more

Call for Papers: Workshop on the Assessment and Economic Valuation of RES of Landscapes in EU Member States

Call for Papers for a Workshop on the Assessment and Economic Valuation of Recreational Ecosystem Services of Landscapes in EU Member States: Deadline 31 July.

The workshop Assessment and Economic Valuation of Recreational Ecosystem Services (RES) of Landscapes in EU Member States will take place at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, on September 12-13, 2016. The workshop picks up the challenge of assessing and valuing ecosystem services as stipulated by target 2, action 5 of the EU Biodiversity strategy (i.e. Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services – a process commonly abbreviated as MAES). Read more

2017 Natural Capital Symposium

The Natural Capital Project invites you to join the 2017 Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University from March 20-23, 2017. Featuring keynote speakers Carter Roberts, President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, and Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, this event is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Interactive sessions throughout the symposium will focus on five central themes: sustainable development planning, securing freshwater, fostering resilient coastal communities, developing sustainable cities, and creating standards for the private sector.

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Expert input needed for drafting the Antwerp Declaration

The European Ecosystem Services conference would like to leave a legacy and create a statement of intent regarding ecosystem services. To that purpose, we will draft the Antwerp Declaration, which will be presented and discussed during the conference. The declaration will outline a clear message from the participants about ecosystem services that is relevant to the wider world. Your expert views on ecosystem services are highly appreciated. Please proceed to the Antwerp Declaration Questionnaire and share your thoughts with us in just 5 minutes.

Thank you in advance!
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ESP July Update is out

The ESP Update 2016/07 is out now! In this month’s issue you can find the latest developments from our network – conference announcements, website updates, upcoming events, vacancies and more ES news from our members and friends.

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