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4 February, 2016
ESPA Director Professor Paul van Gardingen spoke to an audience at the London School of Economics on when and how ecosystems services contribute to poverty alleviation in developing countries. The public lecture illustrated...
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27 January, 2016
Policy instruments, such as social safeguards, that are used to protect the poorest people are not always reaching them, says new research from the ESPA-funded p4ges project, Bangor University and the University of Antananarivo....
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18 January, 2016
In growing recognition that people and ecosystems interact as complex social-ecological systems, “landscape approaches” to food security and poverty alleviation were highlighted at an ICRAF workshop, held at the World Agroforestry...
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15 January, 2016
A new conservation initiative, based partially on ESPA-funded research, aims to protect a quarter of the Colombian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Bolivian forests that are important for supplying water by 2025. Watershared, led by more...
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13 January, 2016
A team from the ESPA-funded p4ges project has helped the Malagasy Government prepare Madagascar’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCS) document for last year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’...
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11 January, 2016
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Paris Conference (also referred to as COP21) made December an energising time for anyone involved in science, policy or development related to the environment and climate...
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11 January, 2016
The United Nations Secretary General’s Scientific Advisory Board has agreed that “harnessing the full potential of science and knowledge, including social science, and local and indigenous knowledge” is needed to realise fully the...
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6 January, 2016
A community project set up by ESPA researcher Mark Huxham has been highlighted in a publication launched at COP21, the Paris conference that led to the historic international climate agreement reached last year. Mikoko Pamoja -...
Blogs
22 December, 2015
Earlier this year, ESPA hosted an event to share best practice on social surveys. Research carried out under the ESPA programme regularly combines the natural and social sciences and can quite often be data intensive, with many...
Blogs
7 December, 2015
As our economies have grown and diversified, so has the use of materials and resources. Most of these materials are extracted from nature, hence their continued availability is based on consumption trends as well as the rate of...

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