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13 June, 2016
Key highlights: India is facing one of its most serious droughts in recent memory – 330m people likely to be affected by water shortages  The issue is so severe, more than 500,000 litres of water per day have been...
Blogs
4 June, 2016
Our regional advisor in Africa, Sam Mwangi, attended the recent United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The Assembly, which represents the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, issued a...
Blogs
27 May, 2016
  Key Highlights: Community engagement vital to say thank you, to avoid research fatigue, to inform decisions at a local level, and to empower communities to influence decisions that are made elsewhere Some villages are...
Blogs
20 May, 2016
To mark International Biodiversity Day on 22 May 2016 - which has "sustaining people and their livelihoods" as its central theme - ESPA's Regional Evidence Advisor Jyotiraj Patra joins forces with Madhav Karki to give their joint...
News
17 May, 2016
Although ecosystem services are increasingly recognized as benefits people obtain from nature, we still have a poor understanding of how they actually enhance multidimensional human well-being, and how that well-being is affected...
News
6 May, 2016
Evaluation company Jigsaw has analysed and reported on the outcomes and impact of five key ESPA projects, verifying that its research played "a key role in catalysing change". The projects were: ASSETS Negotiating Trade Offs...
Blogs
4 May, 2016
Paul Whitehead, Professor of Water Science and Director of the NERC Macronutrient Cycles Programme, gives his personal take on The Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services Ecosystem research has gone from a few papers in 2007...
News
22 April, 2016
A personal blog from P4ges researcher Rina about the school and capacity building. Event Report Summary This was the first ever ESPA Summer School event. The Summer School aimed to enhance participants understanding of the way...
Blogs
22 April, 2016
Researcher Rina Mandimbiniaina attended our recent Summer School in New Lanark, Scotland. Here she tells us why, in her own words, ESPA gets it right when it comes to capacity building. Madagascar has been a popular place to...
Blogs
12 April, 2016
The economic value of the entire biosphere is estimated at US$ 33 trillion a year - if ecosystem services were paid for, the prices of goods would be much higher, and if not given due consideration, human welfare will suffer...

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