MESP's LATEST PODCAST:
A Chat with TEEB Coordinator Salman Hussain, January, 2017. Find out what's in store for TEEB as it prepares to enter its second decade. Hosted by Yannick Beaudoin, Chief Scientist of GRID-Arendal.
Dr. Salman Hussain is the Coordinator of The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (“TEEB”). Based in Geneva, Switzerland, at the International Environment House, the TEEB office is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the Economics and Trade Branch (ETB) of the Economy Division. Salman was a contributing author to the TEEB reports launched in 2010 and has also coordinated the quantitative assessment for TEEB, a global scale study integrating environmental valuation with Geographic Information System mapping.
Previously Salman was with Scotland’s Rural College, where he directed the University of Edinburgh’s Masters program in Ecological Economics and headed a team focusing on marine ecosystem economics. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, he lead the economics work of a European Commission project that married ecosystem service valuation with the bio-physical modeling of the impacts of different use and conservation policy options.
Below the Surface with NOAA's Margaret Davidson, April, 2016. LP discusses coastal ecosystem services with the legendary Margaret Davidson.
You Say Conservation is Good for People: Well, Prove It, April, 2015. This podcast is from Pendleton's keynote speech to the joint French/UK marine ecosystem services meeting in March 2015. He argues that we are spending too much time modelling the hypothetical benefits of marine conservation and not enough time and effort collecting real data that will CONVINCE people that they DO benefit from better marine management.
Adapted from the VALMER/PANACHE Keynote, March 17, 2015 Torquay.
A "Sustainability Dashboard" for the Seafood Industry, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Featuring Katherine Short, F.L.O.W. & Terra Moana Ltd (New Zealand)
Filling the socio-cultural evidence gap: An approach for including socio-cultural values in marine planning, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Featuring Kira Gee, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht Center for Matierals and Coastal Research (Germany)
The Wealth of Ecosystems: Measuring Natural Capital Asset Prices, Thursday, September 8, 2016, Featuring Eli Fenichel, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Blue Solutions for Ecosystem Services - Finding What's Worked, and Helping to Do It Again, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Featuring Christian Neumann of GRID-Arendal
Incorporating Ecosystem Services Into Federal Decision Making: Perspectives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Thursday, April 28, 2016, Featuring NOAA Economists: Doug Lipton, Tracy Rouleau and Peter Wiley
THE DEEP-SEA WEBINAR SERIES hosted by LP
TIME TO BRING THE VALUE OF NATURE BACK TO EARTH
In 1997, Robert Costanza and colleagues set out to do something audacious. They estimated the value of nature. At the time, the general public did not pay much attention to the economic value of the living world. READ MORE...
INSERTING "OCEANS" INTO THE PARIS CLIMATE CONVERSATION
Marine scientists and conservation professionals are organizing to make “oceans” a priority at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) talks in Paris this December. Oceans, and the ecosystems they support, play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change.
The Climate Meeting in Paris provides an opportunity to highlight the connections between oceans and climate—good and bad. But these meetings are the result of complicated and bureaucratic international processes and have all the constraints associated with major international agreements.
LP sat down with Dorothée Herr, Oceans and Climate Change Manager at the IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme, to discuss what we might expect at COP21 on the topic of oceans. READ MORE...
LEARNING TO SPEAK ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
By Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen, Tundi Agardy
The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention both in the public and decision-making arena. The language of Ecosystem Services essentially translates the complexity of ecological processes and functions into descriptors that define the socio-economic-ecological link. To overcome the challenge of scientific and non-scientific communities having to find a common language, it is worth keeping a few key aspects in mind. READ MORE...
BELOW THE SURFACE: Marine Ecosystem Services: How Is That Valuation Thing Treating You?
By Linwood Pendleton
Well it finally happened ... marine ecosystem services have become trendy and that has some peoples' knickers in a twist. READ MORE...