Impact Stories

Whether it's setting up the world's first carbon credit scheme for mangroves, developing an at-a-glance environmental health index for policy-makers, or understanding exactly why justice matters for environmental management, ESPA's research is already making a difference to poor people's lives around the world.
The Decision Network
June 2014

Knowing why people choose to use resources in particular ways is essential to achieve sustainable management.

ESPA Decision Network_web.pdf
ESPA in East Africa
November 2013

ESPA’s research in East Africa focuses on the complex interplay between nature and livelihoods.

ESPA_East_Africa_web.pdf
Remote control
September 2013

Technology is allowing once isolated mountain communities to monitor and shape their environment.

ESPA Remote Control.pdf
Cutting back on cutting down
August 2013

Bringing science and people together has produced an effective alternative to REDD+ for Bolivia's government.

ESPA Cutting back.pdf
Doing justice to poverty and ecology
July 2013

Conservation and poverty alleviation can go hand in hand, but only if issues of justice are addressed.

ESPA-Doing-Justice.pdf
Sugar rush
July 2013

Will the environmental impact of sugarcane be sweet or leave Ghana's poor with a nasty aftertaste?

ESPA-Sugar-rush.pdf
Unearthing history, preventing disaster
March 2013

Long-term regional records of ecological and economic change can inform development planning.

ESPA-Health-Index.pdf
All washed up?
March 2013

Combining traditional and scientific knowledge is allowing villages to profit from a failed biofuel.

ESPA-Washed-up.pdf
Mangroves to market
March 2013

The first mangrove carbon credit project is assessing coastal forests' potential in new ways.

ESPA-Mangrove.pdf

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