ESPA Director’s LSE public lecture available online

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 current understanding about the links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation using examples from ESPA projects in Africa, South Asia and South America.

The talk also covered emerging questions from current ESPA research, such as:

  • Distribution of benefits: What needs to happen to ensure that poor people gain an equitable share of benefits from ecosystem services?
  • Scaling up: How can small scale examples be scaled up from single communities to benefit many more people locally, regionally and internationally?
  • How can we make an economic case for investing in ecosystem services for poverty alleviation?

The lecture is now available to watch online or listen as a podcast.