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7 February, 2017
Nepal, a country dominated by the mighty Himalayas and its many rivers, is no stranger to natural disasters. The monsoon heralds the end of often arduous dry seasons and brings life-giving rains to a country reliant on...
Blogs
7 February, 2017
The Deltas team has produced a new policy paper.      Featured image courtesy of Amir Jina
Blogs
3 February, 2017
Our man on the ground in Asia, Jyotiraj Patra, recently attended the Peri-urban Development: Concept, Emerging Ideas and Notions of Sustainability conference in Madras. Here he gives us his personal insight into the event.  Key...
Blogs
31 January, 2017
In January in Madagascar it should rain, and rain a lot. This year is different; much of the country, except the usually dry south, is suffering from a lack of rain. Madagascar is dependent on hydro power and as the reservoirs...
News
30 January, 2017
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Kate Schreckenberg as the ESPA Director with effect from late Feb/Early March.  Dr Schreckenberg is no stranger to the ESPA Programme having been involved with the programme for...
Blogs
20 January, 2017
Our Marine Benefits project’s PI Professor Elisa Morgera and Dr. Daniela Diz attended the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancun, Mexico, in December. The Conference was attended by over 8,000 delegates from governments, UN...
Blogs
9 January, 2017
Bangladesh Confronts Climate Change recounts how this low lying and densely populated country, which is in the front line of climate change, is taking an active role in adapting to the situation. This interesting account of a...
Blogs
2 December, 2016
There are few coastal-based Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in the developing world, yet they have the potential to contribute to localised poverty reduction, coastal protection and conservation, and carbon storage...
Blogs
21 November, 2016
The presentations and lessons that were presented at the ESPA Annual science Conference were very good but it excluded the thinking and views of ordinary African people.   There are questions that have to be addressed in an...
Blogs
21 November, 2016
It may seem like a stupid question, but why should we be interested in the role of ecosystem services in poverty alleviation? I am playing devil’s advocate here. If you have, like me, spent time with farmers in Tanzania, then...

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