The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) is a science-policy interface established to provide a robust evidence base, together with the necessary tools and capacity, to help decision makers around the world identify solutions to pressures on global ecosystems and loss of biodiversity; thereby securing long term human wellbeing and sustainable development.
The partnership approach & assessing the benefits of catchment management
12th - 13th September, Exeter
This event is aimed at individuals and organisations interested in seeing how catchment partnerships have developed alongside other partnerships and where their future lies. It is also for those interested in the role of catchment management and the evidence behind the approach. It is being organised by the Westcountry Rivers Trust.
It will ask questions such as:
Date: 19 & 20 July 2016
Venue: University of Kent, Canterbury
The developing interdisciplinary field of valuing nature for natural resource management is often set within wider commitments to deepen stakeholder engagement in decision making. In principle, participatory approaches offer a socially extended, pluralistic and deliberative context in which to explore, debate, clarify and capture the many and diverse values that cohere around the natural environment to inform decisions and priorities.
A new survey has been launched to understand and capture ideas and expectations (positive and negative) associated with the use of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the UK.