Mapping the effects of land use on sediment and nutrient retention in small island states of the Caribbean using InVEST and RIOS
Mr Brian Kastl, University of California, Santa Barbara, USADownload
Supporting ecosystem assessments in the context of IPBES
9th – 12th Nov 2014, in Beijing, China
With support from UNEP International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP) and the Norwegian Government, members of the SGA Network Secretariat convened a four-day capacity building workshop which brought together twenty-nine assessment practitioners from across the Asia Pacific region.Download
SGA Network Meeting 2014
26th - 28th Oct 2014, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 5th Sub-Global Assessment Network meeting was hosted and convened by the SGAN Secretariat, and supported by the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia, and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW). The meeting brought together over 40 ecosystem assessment practitioners from across the globe, to discuss the progress of the SGAN in 2013 and 2014, recent advances in the field of ecosystem assessment, and the plans for the future as the network continues to move forward.
Introduction to mainstreaming ecosystem services into development policy: Lessons learned from the Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ)
2014 Series: Webinar 5
Speaker: Ersin Esen, GEF Task Manager – Biodiversity, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The SGAN Secretariat partnered with Ersin Esen to deliver an introduction to ProEcoServ, followed by examples, case studies and an outline of lessons learned from implementing the project. Providing a range of examples of how mainstreaming can be used at various scales, for different ecosystem services, and in different institutional contexts, ProEcoServ has the overall goal to integrate findings and tools of ecosystem service assessments into national and local policy and decision making.
SGANews Issue 9 – October 2014
7th Annual International Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Conference
6th -7th Sept 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica
The SGA Network Secretariat hosted two conference sessions at the 7th annual ESP conference. A 2 day pre-conference training session introducing the Toolkit of Ecosystem Service Site-Based Assessment (TESSA) held in collaboration with Jenny Merriman and Isadora Angarita-Martinez of BirdLife International. Plus, a session on bringing local assessments and experiences to bear on decision making and human well-being at larger scales.Download
Introduction to assessing current ecosystem services and impacts using Co$ting Nature and WaterWorld
2014 Series: Webinar 4
The SGAN Secretariat partnered with Dr Mark Mulligan to present short introductions on the Co$ting Nature and WaterWorld tools. This was followed by a demonstration on how to map current ecosystem service provision and impacts of projected business-as-usual, land use change, and conservation intervention scenarios.
SGANews Issue 8 – July 2014
Introduction to the Natural Capital Project approach
2014 Series: Webinar 3
Speakers: Mr Gregg Verutes and Dr Adrian Vogl, NatCap Project.
The SGAN Secretariat partnered with representatives of the NatCap Project to present a training session introducing the Natural Capital Approach, using examples from coastal Belize and Colombia. Additional preparation for the content of the webinar can be found at the NatCap online course.
Introduction to Natural Capital Accounting
2014 Series: Webinar 2
Speaker: Carl Obst, Editor of the UN System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA)
The SGAN Secretariat partnered with Carl Obst to deliver a training session on Natural Capital Accounting, drawing from his experience of preparing the UN System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). The SEEA includes an international statistical standard covering all aspects of environmental-economic accounting at the national level and encompasses significant advances in describing ecosystem accounting.