Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Valuing Nature Network Wellbeing project team release workshop report

The report of the 17th-18th September Wellbeing Workshop details how changes in ecosystem services affect human wellbeing. Policy makers want to design interventions that do not have detrimental impacts on the most vulnerable groups of people. However, anticipated and actual outcomes can differ considerably; we

October 29th, 2012|External reports, Policy, Science|

Event: Conservation and human wellbeing – Integrating local voices into natural resource management

Building on research through the Valuing Nature Network (VNN), this one-day interdisciplinary workshop brings researchers and practitioners together to explore how a better understanding of human wellbeing can be integrated into ecosystem service interventions to achieve effective pro-poor conservation outcomes. Date and Time: 10th December

October 23rd, 2012|Other event, Science|

Biodiversity Loss Threatens Key Ecosystem Functions

The European Commission have released a paper synthesising 192 studies to provide a quantitative estimate of the impact of the loss of plant biodiversity on ecosystem primary production, showing that this impact could be as great as that of other major environmental changes, such as

October 22nd, 2012|External reports, Science|

Pesticides are putting bumblebee colonies, and their ecosystem services at risk

Pesticides used in farming are killing worker bumblebees and damaging their ability to gather food, meaning colonies that are vital for plant pollination are more likely to fail when they are used, a study in Nature shows. The United Nations has estimated that one-third of all plant-based foods eaten by

October 22nd, 2012|External reports, Science|

ESPA Annual Science Conference 2012

ESPA is holding its Annual Science Conference in London on the 19th and 20th of November 2012. The goal of the conference is to bring the ESPA research community up-to-date with developments in ESPA science, including new results, new projects, tools and approaches, and to provide an

October 16th, 2012|Other event, Science|

Natural Capital Accounting Gets a Push at Global Green Growth Forum

Public and private sector leaders urged governments and companies to embrace natural capital accounting at the annual Global Green Growth Forum (3GF). The annual gathering, launched by the Government of Denmark last year, convenes leaders from governments, businesses and international institutions to discuss strategies to

October 15th, 2012|Business, Other event|

The Project for Ecosystem Services

The Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ) is a GEF-funded umbrella project aiming at piloting the bundling of ecosystem services and the integration of ecosystem services approaches into resource management and decision making. The overall goal of the project is to better integrate ecosystem assessment and economic valuation

October 15th, 2012|Policy, Science|