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10 November, 2016
Last week the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was opened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took place in New Dehli. Our regional advisor for Asia Jyotiraj Patra was there, and here in this blog...
Blogs
4 November, 2016
Reconciling biodiversity conservation goals with local needs and priorities is a major challenge, particularly in the tropics where levels of poverty are high, and livelihoods are strongly connected to land and natural resources...
Blogs
3 November, 2016
ESPA has joined forces with ACCCRN and Mercy Corps to create a new Urban, Peri-Urban and Ecosystems Working Group to look at how nature can help improve urban resilience and help mitigate the impact of natural or manmade disasters...
News
17 October, 2016
DFID, NERC and ESRC, as funders of the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme would like to express their thanks to Professor Paul van Gardingen for his dedication to and scientific leadership of  ESPA  since...
Blogs
7 October, 2016
Deltas provide diverse ecosystem services and benefits for their populations. At the same time, deltas are also recognised as one of the most vulnerable coastal environments, with a range of drivers operating at multiple scales...
News
5 October, 2016
After 25 years at the University, Professor van Gardingen has decided to further his career elsewhere, the University appreciates the contribution he has made over the years and wish him well.  Paul was employed by the University...
Blogs
14 September, 2016
We've just produced a new leaflet highlighting some of our poverty alleviation work in Asia's urban areas. Download a copy here
Blogs
8 August, 2016
Key Take Outs: Poor and marginalised people’s rightful access to, and equitable benefits from, ecosystem services is critical to their resilience and well-being. Resilience building initiatives should better integrate and...
Blogs
3 August, 2016
The story of the landless plight of Agustina Tarimo, living in a remote village in Tanzania, told by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an article published last week is sadly not an unfamiliar one. The harsh reality faced by poor...
Blogs
28 July, 2016
I recently returned from a trip to Bangladesh to attend the 21st Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting. Further information can be found in my blog here.   Whilst there I took the opportunity to catch up with other...

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