During year one we have been working on the first 2 project strands:
1. How to promote the measurement of costs and benefits of ecosystem services linked to land use, and
2. How to Integrate Ecosystem Management Challenges in Sectoral, Regional and National Planning and Policy development and implementation.
Following the project methodology, the first topic of Measurement of Ecosystem Services already held its training session that is available on-line, as well as the presentations and a handbook compiling all the good practices presented by the partners, in ecosystem services (ES) such as bee pollination, territorial mapping of ES, urban soil conservation and ES Evaluation methods.
The second strand on ecosystems and territorial planning is in the process of completion as we write this news piece.
According to the project methodology, the partners have now proposed and evaluated potential good practices that will be selected for the second training session to be held next January. We will soon inform of dates and registration to this open on-line training.
The project team is also working now on the first videos of good practices, while we are amplifying our communication actions via our website and social networks with the objective to disseminate policy and societal impact for ecosystem services and health. Follow us on social networks and stay tuned for further news, alerts, and policy briefs.
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