Inserting “Oceans” into the Paris Climate Conversation

Originally posted at http://www.peopleandoceans.org/oceansandparis/ 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

By |2017-12-15T21:33:50+00:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: MESP News|0 Comments

Time to Bring the Value of Nature Back to Earth

In 1997, Robert Costanza and colleagues set out to do something audacious[1]. 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. Costanza and his co-authors knew that nature had an economic value and it was likely to be

By |2017-12-15T21:34:02+00:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: MESP News|0 Comments

Learning to Speak Ecosystem Services

By Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen, Tundi Agardy "The language of Ecosystem Services essentially translates the complexity of ecological processes and functions into descriptors that define the socio-economic-ecological link" The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention

By |2018-11-07T21:52:21+00:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: MESP News|Tags: |0 Comments