GEO BON webinar – Essential Ecosystem Service Variables

online event

GEO BON is organizing a new webinar to present the recently published Essential Ecosystem Service Variables.

Date & time: 8 March 2022 a 16:00 - 17:30 CET

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Global frameworks to guide consistent monitoring of changes in human–nature interactions across space and time are needed to better understand how healthy ecosystems support societies and to inform policy design. Monitoring Essential Ecosystem Service Variables (EESVs) can provide a comprehensive picture of how links between nature and people are changing. A first proposed set of EESV classes comprises: ecological supply, anthropogenic contribution, demand, use, instrumental values, and relational values. Development of specific indicators of these classes for three exemplary ecosystem services (food from fisheries, crop pollination and wildlife viewing) confirms their readiness for global operationalization. The EESV classes will advance our ability to monitor progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The webinar will explain the concept of essential variables, and further expand specifically on the essential ecosystem services variables and how they matter for policy and monitoring. The webinar is organized by the Ecosystem Services Working Group with support from the GEO BON Secretariat. The hosts are Maria Vallejos and Odirilwe Selomane, leads of the Working Group.