ESP has organised international conferences about ecosystem services for over a decade now, starting with an international workshop in Salzau, Germany back in 2008. Since then the ESP world conferences have moved to different continents, helping our network grow larger and more diverse.
At the ESP8 World Conference in 2015, the decision was taken to hold the global conference biannually (every other year) and organise regional conferences in the years in between. With this decision, the partnership aimed to strengthen local networks and focus on region-specific issues.
Upcoming ESP conferences
- Africa ESP conference, Management of Ecosystem Services for Nature Conservation and Human Wellbeing in Africa, 17-20 June 2019, Kpalimé, Togo.
ESP World conferences
- 2017 - Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through nature-based solutions, Shenzhen, China
- 2015 - Ecosystem services for Nature, People and Prosperity, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- 2014 - Local Action for the common good, San José, Costa Rica
- 2013 - Making ecosystem services count!, Bali, Indonesia
- 2012 - Ecosystem Services Come of Age, Portland, USA
- 2011 - Ecosystem Services: Integrating Science and Practice, Wageningen, Netherlands
- 2010 - Solutions for Sustaining Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services, Kiel, Germany
- 2009 - Conference on Modelling Ecosystem Services, Acaya, Lecce, Italy
- 2008 - Ecosystem Services: Solution for problems or a problem that needs solution?, Kiel, Germany
Past ESP Regional conferences
- ACES conference, Natural Resources Benefitting People, 3-7 December 2018, Washington.
- Latin America ESP conference, Ecosystem Services in the context of the 4 major international agreements, 22-25 October 2018, Campinas, Brasil.
- ESP Europe Conference, Ecosystem services in a changing world: moving from theory to practice, 15-19 October 2018, San Sebastian, Spain.
- Asia ESP conference, Communicating and Engaging Ecosystem Services in Policy and Practice in Asia, 9-13 October 2018, India.
- MENA ESP conference, Enhancing ecosystem services through ecological restoration for nature and people , 22-26 April 2018, Jordan.
- ACES and ESP conference on Ecosystem Services, 5-9 December 2016, Florida, USA.
- African ESP conference, Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa, 21-25 November 2016, Kenya.
- Latin American ESP conference, Healthy ecosystems for resilient societies, 18-22 October, 2016, Colombia
- Antwerp, Belgium 2016 – Helping nature to help us
- Ansan-si, South Korea 2016 – Ecosystem services for nature based solutions
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