Third ESP Europe Conference

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is organising its third ESP Europe Regional conference on “Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes”. The conference will take place in Tartu, Estonia from 7-10 June 2021 and will be organised as a hybrid event, allowing for both in-person and digital participation. The Scientific Program Committee has selected four keynote speakers to present around the central conference theme "Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes". The following keynote speakers will address this theme from their respective angles and background:

  • Erik Gomez-Baggethun - Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)/European Society Ecological Economics (ESEE)
  • Nadine McCormick - International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Anton Shkaruba - Estonian University of Life Science
  • Anne Teller - European Commission

The Water JPI is proud to announce that Prof Mary Kelly-Quinn (UCD, Ireland) and Prof José María Bodoque del Pozo (UCLM, Spain) will host the Sectoral Session 5 on “Progress and challenges in the operationalisation of the ecosystem services approach into policy & practice for aquatic resources management”. Although the concept of ecosystem services has been the focus of a considerable body of research for more than a decade, there is little evidence that this science has become streamlined within policy or practice, or used in decisions to restore natural capital and use it sustainably. This special session is proposed and hosted by researchers involved in the Water JPI Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) project AQUATAP_ES .The Water JPI AQUATAP_ES, brings together researchers on ecosystem services from freshwater and marine disciplines and is considering what is needed to foster integration of the ecosystem service concept into decision-making relating to the management of aquatic resources. This proposed Sectoral Session will invite presentations that address progress, challenges and impediments in relation to operationalisation of ecosystem services science into policy and practice. Presentations will cover lessons learned from case studies and the tools and supports needed by stakeholders. This special session will also provide an opportunity to present experience and advise in relation to communicating with stakeholders.

More information on the Sectoral Session click here

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