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ESP Update 01/2017

January 25, 2017                                        Nr. of recipients: 2726

Dear Subscriber,

We hope you had a good start of the new year and that our January update will provide you with inspiration for the upcoming months. 

ESP World Conference 2017

11-15 December

The preparations for the 9th ESP World conference have kicked off. Please reserve 11-15 December 2017 in your agenda for this important event. The selected venue is Kylin Villa in Shenzhen, China. In the next update we will provide you with more details regarding the program and a call for sessions.  In the meantime, please think about possible subjects for workshops or other type of sessions you would like to organize yourself, or would like to see organized.

And: please inform your network(s) about this important event!

ESP Regional Conferences 2018

As announced in our previous Update we are preparing for the next round of Regional Conferences in 2018 and will soon start putting more detailed information on the ESP website.
If you have new ideas to organize a regional, or sub-regional conference in 2018 let us know: a simple email to is sufficient and we will get back to you asap.

We are also happy to collaborate with you on the organisation or promotion of conferences, trainings and other events in 2017 so do let us know if we can be of help.

ESP Working Groups, National Networks & Regional Chapters

The ESP National Network pages got a new look. We added country maps and made the information more concise. We hope you like it! Please send any comments to the ESP support team.
The USA NN network USA-NESP updated its page: please click here to read about their activities.

Get involved! 
Start the new year by joining one of our working groups and/or National Networks! Just press the ‘Request membership button’ on the NN or WG pages on the ESP member Portal. Inform the ESP Secretariat when your request is not answered within two weeks.

From the Secretariat

IJBESM Archive is now free to access
The whole archive of papers published in the International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management (IJBESM) is now free to access. Click here to see the journals’ entire Publication history.

Other News

  • Call for Papers: The state of the art of Ecosystem Services Research and Practice In Latin America. Read more.
  • Vacancy: PhD scholarship on climate and forests (REDD+). Read more.
  • XI International Symposium "Wetlands 2017" in Cuba. Read more.
  • Green Finance Academy Masterclass: 6-10 March. Read more.
  • ESMERALDA Workshop on (ES) mapping and assessment methodology took place this month. Read more

Upcoming events:

Fifth session of IPBES Plenary
06/03/2017 - 10/03/2017 Bonn

2017 Natural Capital Symposium
20/03/2017 - 23/03/2017 Stanford

Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum
27/03/2017 – 31/03/2017 Brisbane
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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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