5th ESP Europe Conference. Ecosystem Services: One Planet, One Health

November 18-22, 2024 | In-person | Wageningen, the Netherlands | Source

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is a global network connecting over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policymakers, and practitioners. It supports collaboration across scales and regions through working groups and national networks, aiming to enhance communication and cooperation in ecosystem services research and application. The 5th European Conference of ESP will focus on how the concept of ecosystem services can address the interconnected challenges of global health, biodiversity, and sustainability under the theme "Ecosystem Services: One Planet, One Health." The conference aims to highlight the interdependence of human, animal, plant, ecosystem, and environmental health. This aligns with international commitments under the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Conference Objectives

  • Explore how ecosystem services science can address sustainable development and global health challenges.
  • Foster scientific partnerships across various domains to drive transformative change.
  • Provide a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and innovation within the ESP community.

Thematic Streams

  • Ecosystem Services and Health: Focus on the relationship between ecosystem services and human, animal, and ecosystem health.
  • Ecosystem Services and Transformative Change: Address the conditions needed for transformative change in ecosystem services research and application.

Special Features

  • Empowering young voices by enabling high-impact participation of early career researchers.
  • Pre-conference trainings, conference dinner, and field trips showcasing local landscapes.
  • Opportunities for session proposals that address relevant topics for the ESP community, even if they do not fit neatly into the thematic streams.