In 2006 ESP started to organise yearly conferences about ecosystem services. Since 2016 ESP shifted to bi-annual World Conferences (WC) with Regional Conferences in the intermediate years. The previous ESP9 World Conference was in China in 2017.


The ESP Regional Conferences offer an unique opportunity to share experiences with the ecosystem service community within the region. This way, regional networks can be strengthened and local participation is encouraged. In 2018 ESP organises various other Regional Conferences.


We are very grateful to our local host, GIZ Jordan, and the Local Organising Committee chaired by Oliver Schlein, for their efforts in making this first regional ESP conference in the MENA region happen. Also, we would like to express our gratitude to the supporting organisations, partners and sponsors.









In collaboration with

Jordanian Ministry of Environment

EKF-ESS project


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Conference design (banner and printed materials): Kate Snow Design

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