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4 December, 2015
As world leaders convene in Paris to agree a new climate deal at the Climate Conference, the Global Landscapes Forum brings together 2,500 stakeholders from sectors including forestry, agriculture, water, energy, law and finance,...
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4 December, 2015
Launched in October, the book Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability: Sharing ideas and learning lessons, contains nine contributions, which clearly and accessibly share experiences from mixed methods studies in...
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3 December, 2015
Dr Bricheno of the National Oceanography Centre is a researcher on the ESPA project ‘Assessing Health, Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Populous Deltas’. This project, led by Professor Robert Nicholls,...
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2 December, 2015
October 2015: A new blue skies research project under the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, namely the Marine Benefits project, is being initiated at the University of Edinburgh to investigate how...
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24 November, 2015
The ESPA research programme is planning to announce a call for research synthesis projects in early 2016. The call will fund a set of projects that build upon the scientific advances and evidence generated by ESPA grants. They...
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24 November, 2015
Recently I had my first visit to Malawi, the “Warm Heart of Africa” and the location of the second case study in my ESPA fellowship project. I was there for three weeks to collect data on whether bioethanol could become a...
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10 November, 2015
In early October 2010, the ESPA science community came together for the first time as they discussed ESPA’s first two sets of research projects, the ESPA Programme Framework Grants and ESPA-2011 rounds.  That first ESPA meeting...
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9 October, 2015
The ESPA programme is undertaking a consultation to gather views of the way that global understanding of the concept of Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation has advanced in the five years since the main body of ESPA research...
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6 October, 2015
A recent interview with ESPA Director, Paul van Gardingen explores how countries can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In the past 15 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) gave us guidelines about the importance...
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5 October, 2015
The annual fall competition for academic writing residencies at the Foundation’s Bellagio Center is now open. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars,...

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