NESP Digest: April 2019

This is the quarterly newsletter of the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) , which provides updates on our recent activities as well as some other information on ecosystem services that we hope you’ll find useful.

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NESP UPDATES
NESP Joins the Natural Capital Coalition ! NESP is now a member of the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC), an international collaboration that unites the global natural capital community. NCC will be giving the next NESP webinar (see below).
 
NESP Webinar: How Governments Can Boost Natural Capital Thinking for Better Decision-Making: Global Overview and Practical Examples
 
Hear from the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) about the progress and outcomes of the Government Dialogue on Natural Capital. Presenters Martin Lok and Marta Santamaria will provide an overview of the Coalition’s work with governments and corporations to better integrate natural capital into decision-making. Then hear about some real applications: Irene Alvarado Quesada, from the Central Bank of Costa Rica, will discuss how water accounting can help to inform decisions of a water company; and Sander de Bruyn (from CE Delft) and Leendert-Jan de Olde (from PHILIPS) will present the Dutch Environmental Prices Handbook and explained how PHILIPS used it to develop their Environmental Profit and Loss Accounts.

The Webinar will be held April 12, from 11 a.m. 12 p.m. EST. Register here .
 
NESP Webinar: Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis at USAID
 
Watch a recording of our February webinar discussing the USAID Offices of Forestry and Biodiversity and Economic Policy’s recommendations for including ecosystem service valuations into USAID CBAs.

IN THE NEWS
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Cheng, S.H., et al. 2019. A Systematic Map of Evidence on the Contribution of Forests to Poverty Alleviation . Environmental Evidence 8(1).

Congreve, A., and I.D. Cross. 2019. Integrating Ecosystem Services into Environmental Decision-making . Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 494 499.



Fortnam, M., et al. 2019. The Gendered Nature of Ecosystem Services . Ecological Economics 159: 312 325.


Selig, E.R., et al. 2018. Mapping Global Human Dependence on Marine Ecosystems . Conservation Letters : e12617.

Wang, P., and S.A. Wolf. 2019. A Targeted Approach to Payments for Ecosystem Services . Global Ecology and Conservation 17: e00577.

Watson, K.B., G.L. Galford, L.J. Sonter, I. Koh, and T. Ricketts. Effects of Human Demand on Conservation Planning for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services . Conservation Biology .

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
April 11, 2019 3:30–4:30 p.m. EST. Webinar: New Research to Inform Living Shoreline Design, Placement, and Monitoring . Online: Register Here .

May 6–10, 2019. National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference . Minneapolis, Minnesota.

May 8–11, 2019. World Conference on “Forests for Public Health.” Athens, Greece.

June 4–7, 2019. The Nature of Cities Summit . Paris, France.

June 24–28, 2019. Conservation Finance Boot Camp . Portland, Oregon.

September 2–6, 2019. Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum . Christchurch, New Zealand.

September 4–6, 2019. Planetary Health Annual Meeting . Stanford, California.

October 20–15, 2019. Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference . Hannover, Germany.

GRANTS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Land Conservation Project Manager . King County. Seattle, Washington.

Vice President, Environment . Quantified Ventures. Washington, DC.

Senior Associate, Water Practice . Environmental Incentives. San Diego, California.

Senior Associate . Forest Trends. Washington, DC.

Program Officer, Landscape Standard . VERRA. Washington, DC.

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