Read about the latest developments from the ESP network. The September ESP Update is out now!
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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!
There are a number of recently accomplished and currently ongoing studies from the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal, India. Read more about each of the studies in chronological order:
1. Review of existing ecosystem accounting initiatives and literature in India: Biophysical assessments, economic value of ecosystem services, and overview of available data sources [Read more…] about Activities at the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest management, Bhopal
Watch the August National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment. During this webinar, report co-authors Stephen Polasky from the Department of Applied Economics at University of Minnesota and Alex Pfaff from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University presented an interpretation of the report contents and its implications.
Handbook of Green Economics reveals the breadth and depth of advanced research on sustainability and growth, also identifying opportunities for future developments. Through its multidimensional examination, it demonstrates how overarching concepts, such as green growth, low carbon economy, circular economy and others work together. Some chapters reflect on different discourses on the green economy, including pro-growth perspectives and transformative approaches that entail de-growth. Others argue that green policies can spark economic innovation, particularly in developing and emerging market economies. [Read more…] about Handbook of Green Economics
Green Growth That Works: Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around The World is a practical guide offering proven techniques for planning and achieving nature-based solutions. Edited by leading experts from the Natural Capital Project, the book is designed to be a toolbox of tried-and-true policy and finance mechanisms for implementing inclusive green growth around the world.
The book is available on the Island Press website, Amazon and through local bookstores.