SGANews Issue 3 – March 2013
SGA Network Side Event at IPBES-1
23rd Jan 2013, Bonn, Germany
Attended by over 70 participants, the event was primarily designed to promote dialogue about the synergies between, and benefits offered by the SGA and TEEB networks for IPBES.
Measuring and managing corporate performance in an era of expanded disclosure: A review of the emerging domain of ecosystem services tools
BSR has developed this report to assist business people who are asking questions about ecosystem services. The report offers a unique view of the full suite of current tools, highlights opportunities and challenges for their use in the private sector, and suggests ways forward for piloting, verifying and validating ecosystem services tools. This report is intended to help corporate decision-makers understand and assess the current state of play within the ecosystem services tool landscape.Download
SGANews Issue 2 – December 2012
SGA Network Meeting 2012
26th - 29th Nov 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Organised by the SGAN Secretariat in partnership with CSIR (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) over 80 ecosystem assessment practitioners from across the globe met to discuss the progress of the SGAN in 2012, recent advances in the field of ecosystem assessments, and to outline a vision for the network in 2013.
Workshop for the ASEAN Member States: Capacity Building for Undertaking Ecosystem Assessments
29th Oct – 2nd Nov 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), the UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP), the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), and with support from the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, the SGAN Secretariat convened a five-day capacity building workshop on the ecosystem assessment concept and process and to support ASEAN member states to engage with the IPBES process.
IUCN World Conservation Congress: Conservation Campus: Tools and Techniques for undertaking and using ecosystem assessments
6th - 15th Sept 2012, Jeju, South Korea
The SGAN Secretariat convened and facilitated a one day capacity building conservation campus on undertaking and using ecosystem assessments through developing skills for measuring and valuing ecosystem services. The Secretariat worked with a number of partners from related initiatives – e.g. the Ecosystem Service Partnership, The Natural Capital Project, TEEB, UNEP and IUCN – to deliver the training through a combination of presentations, interactive exercises and facilitated discussions.
Economic value of ecosystem services: Regional Workshop on "Capacity Building Workshop Valuation of Ecosystem Services for Effective Public Policy in Latin America"
13th – 17th Aug 2012, Quito, Ecuador
The workshop, which was organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in close cooperation with the National Planning and Development Secretariat (SENPLADES) and the Ministry of Environment on behalf of the Government of Ecuador, and the Latin America Faculty of Social Sciences (FLASCO-Ecuador), aimed to set up a Latin America platform (network or think tank) dealing with policy innovations for realising the values of ecosystem services.
SGANews Issue 1 - June 2012
Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Development Policy: Approaches and Opportunities
23rd - 24th May 2012, Port of Spain, Trinidad
This international workshop formed a partnership meeting for the Project for Ecosystem Services (ProEcoServ). It presented a discussion forum for the pilot countries of ProEcoServ (Chile, South Africa and Lesotho, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam).