ESPA Impact: Unearthing history, preventing disaster

Authors ESPA
Year of Publication 2013
Type of Publication Impact Story


Ecosystems under human pressure can undergo dramatic, irreversible shifts, including the collapse of essential services such as water quality or soil stability. 

Long-term regional records of ecological and economic change can inform development planning. Read about an ESPA project that produced Ecosystem Services Indices for the lower Yangtze Basin that did just that.

Featured image courtesy Curt Carnemark / World Bank ©