ES for PA Workshop

16 May 2012
Start Date/Time: 23:00, 16 May, 2012
End Date/Time: 23:00, 17 May, 2012

The purpose of this workshop was to determine the evidence for different conceptualisations of the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. Particular attention was given to the pathways linking poverty alleviation to ecosystem services. The workshop used existing frameworks as a starting point for systematically examining the evidence for proposed links and interactions, as well as where understanding or information is missing.

Though these links may be known by individual groups and researchers, they are not well documented in the literature. Thus, this workshop brought together social and natural scientists to help determine where we are in identifying the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation.
A workshop report is available, as well as presentations from individuals listed below. 

An ESPA perspective on ecosystem services – Caroline Howe, ESPA Research Associate (Imperial College)

The ESPA understanding of poverty – Helen Suich, ESPA Research Associate (University of Oxford)

A socio-ecological systems analysis of the political economy of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation – Genevieve Patenaude, University of Edinburgh

Human Adaptation to Biodiversity Change – Rebecca Kent, School of Oriental and African Studies 

The safe and just space for humanity – Kate Raworth, Oxfam

Ecosystem services in social-ecological systems – Garry Peterson, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Ecosystem services: equity and access – Kate Schreckenberg, University of Southampton

Trade-off analysis for ecosystem services and poverty alleviation – Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge

Links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. What is known? – Caroline Howe and Helen Suich

Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Tradeoffs in Coastal Kenya - Tim Daw, presentation for case study 4

Slide from "An ESPA perspective on ecosystem services" by Caroline HoweSlide from "The ESPA understanding of poverty" by Helen Suich