On May 6th 2014, the SGA Network Secretariat is partnering with Carl Obst, the editor of the UN System of Environmental – Economic Accounting and the lead on the drafting and preparation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), to present a webinar on Natural Capital Accounting.
The SGA Network is implementing a mentoring scheme for early career scientists and researchers. This scheme will seek to facilitate the establishment of mentoring relationships between early-career scientists and researchers working in the field of ecosystem assessments/services, and established assessment practitioners, in order to promote capacity development for undertaking and using current or upcoming ecosystem assessments.
The new SGA Network has launched it's very own 'Google group', intended to provide an online forum for Network members to share their work and exchange ideas, and indeed to ask questions and seek support from the broader Network.
On April 1st 2014, the SGA Network Secretariat, partnered by Jennifer Birch from BirdLife International, delivered an introduction and overview on the 'Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment' (TESSA) - a new ‘toolkit’ for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale which is accessible to non-experts and delivers scientifically robust results.
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF - www.caff.is), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the “Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA - www.arcticbiodiversity.is ),” a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
Over 80 participants attended the 4th Annual Meeting of the Sub-Global Assessment Network (Stellenbosch, South Africa from 26-29 Novemebr 2012). The meeting report is now available to download.
Hosted by UNEP, the second session of plenary on IPBES took place in Panama City (16-21 April). Members of the SGA Network have contributed to a information document on how the Sub-Global Assessment Network and the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services can be mutually supportive.
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Experiences of conducting ecosystem assessments from over 70 members of the Sub-Global Assessment Network have been compiled by the Secretariat. The report works through eight key lessons from defining clear, policy relevant questions to promoting the assessment concept
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SGA Network events at the 6th annual international Ecosystem Services Partnershp (ESP) Conference
26 August - 1 September 2013, Bali, Indonesia
Report back from the Special Session
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