The seventh international Ecosystem Services Partnership conference is titled ‘Local action for the common good’. It will focus on the use of the ecosystem services concept at the local level, with special emphasis on Latin America and Costa Rica.
In addition to several high-level keynotes and an opening address by the Costa Rican Minister of Environment, the core of the conference is built around 45 workshops and special sessions hosting over 270 presentations on a wide range of topics on the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services. Several EU funded projects will present results of 4-5 years of research on the use of Ecosystem Services in Community Based Ecosystem Management in Latin America and there are several free pre-conference trainings on practical tools for ecosystem service assessment.
Local organiser is Fundacion Neotropica in collaboration with CATIE, Universidad Nacional and IUCN-CEM Meso-America and supported by the CGIAR-Water, Land and Ecosystems program.
Deadline for registration for the free trainings is August 15, and the conference registration closes September 1st
For information on the conference: http://www.espconference.org
For information on ESP: www.es-partnership.org