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Blogs
8 June, 2011
By John Wand, ESPA Programme Executive Board (PEB) From the perspective of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues from the environmental sciences and DFID.  We...
Blogs
31 May, 2011
By Janet Ranganathan, ESPA I-PAC Member The path-breaking Millennium Ecosystem Assessment provided the first comprehensive review of the conditions and trends of the world's ecosystems and their services. The finding that 60%  of...
News
25 May, 2011
Counting on the Environment: the contribution of forests to rural livelihoods 15 June 2011, The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom   The role that environmental income plays in poverty alleviation remains poorly documented...
Blogs
4 May, 2011
 This is a question that I’ve been asking as I have been meeting with ESPA projects and also with potential users of ESPA’s research. As a programme, we strive to deliver research excellence and deliver impact at all times. To...
Blogs
21 April, 2011
Over that last 2 months I’ve been reviewing progress of ESPA-funded Programme Framework Grants (PFGs) with the project leaders and some of their partners. Earlier this year, the ESPA programme funded 18 PFGs which are designed...
Blogs
8 April, 2011
Why do ecosystem services matter to people? That was a question that I was asking both of myself and of a group of business people and researchers when invited to meet with UNCTAD’s BioTrade Initiative on the 31st of March...
Blogs
6 April, 2011
ESPA is part of the UK government’s larger Living with Environmental Change programme. The ESPA programme is featured in this month’s Planet Earth magazine – a free magazine produced by NERC to communicate how environmental...
Blogs
4 April, 2011
This week, we welcome to the ESPA Programme the inaugural members of the International Programme Advisory Committee (I-PAC). The role of the I-PAC is crucial to the ESPA Programme. It provides ESPA with independent advice on...

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