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ESP Update 11/2016

November 10, 2016                                        Nr. of recipients: 2696

Dear ESP subscribers,

With this update we would like to provide you with an overview of the latest developments within our Partnership.

African ESP Conference - Register Now!

21-25 November

Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa is the theme of the first regional ESP Africa conference  which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 21-25 November 2016. The conference will host a variety of keynote speakers from the region, and over 100 presentations focused on the African context of ecosystem services.  

Register now to join this unique event! Online registration closes 13 November, on site registration by credit card will be made available at a 10% surcharge. Cash payment will not be accepted on site.

Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) is proud to be associated with ESP’s first regional conference in Nairobi. With more than 100 projects in more than 50 countries involving over 900 researchers, ESPA aims to deliver cutting-edge research to improve understanding of how ecosystems impact on the political economy and sustainable growth for the benefit of poorer communities. ESPA 2016 Annual Science Conference is organised in Nairobi on 17 and 18 November.


Latin American ESP Conference

18-21 October

With over 200 participants from 23 countries, over 150 presentations and over 800K timeline deliveries on Twitter, the first regional Latin American conference was very successful.

Please click here to view the enthusiastic delegates, and here for the presentations.

With this conference the Latin American ecosystem services network is strengthened, and we hope that it will boost the activity within the ESP regional chapter further.


EU ES Conference

19-23 September

All proceedings of the EU ES conference are now online! Click here for conference presentations, photos, videos and Antwerp Declaration updates.


Other ESP related conferences


ACES Conference

5-9 December

Last day to register for the ACES Conference with regular registration! After 10 November you can register with the late registration fee. Check the this page for more registration information.


27-31 March 2017

The first OCEANIA forum supported by ACES will be organised in Brisbane, Australia. First stage of the registration closes on 1 December 2016. More information here.
ESP World Conference 2017

The 9th ESP World Conference will be held in Zhenzen, China, 11-15 December. Save the date and more information will follow soon.


ESP Working Groups, National Networks & Regional Chapters

The Thematic Working Group on Integrated valuation of ES updated its pages. Click here to read about its latest activities. 

Get involved! 
Feel free to join any of these working groups and/or National Networks by clicking the ‘Request membership’ button on the working group or national network page on the ESP member portal, and/or sending an email to the current Lead Team and/or to the ESP Secretariat.

From the Secretariat

The ESP Website Free Trial account period is extended to 1 January 2017. From then on the ESP member portal and some other pages will be for members only. This also entails that all members of working groups and national networks need to be paying ESP members. If you have any questions about your membership status please contact the ESP secretariat.

Did you know there is a page on the ESP website dedicated to providing members with existing online training and education material on ecosystem services? You can find the repository here*. Are you familiar with other useful resources not featured on this page yet? Let us know and we will add them to the list

*You need to be logged in on the website in order to view the training and education repository. 

Other News

  • INTECOL 2017 Beijing: Registration and Abstract Submission is opened. Read more.
  • Science in action: Conference on Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services. Read more.
  • 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Read more.
  • GreenInUrbs: Final Conference. Read more.
  • ESMERALDA Newsletter issue 3 is out. Read more.
  • BEES Xmas Market 2016. Read more.
  • Vacancy: Environmental Economist. Read more.
  • Call for Papers: Special Issue “Mapping the Environment”. Read more.
For an up-to-date list of news items, vacancies, collaboration calls and upcoming events visit the ESP website. Please send any news items you would like to share with the Partnership to ESP Support team.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you!

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