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Promoting dialogue between science, policy and practice, to build capacity for sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services worldwide

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Thematic Areas

Use this one-stop-shop for online learning and networking on a variety of biodiversity and ecosystem services themes. Browse and share information, connect with experts, commission policy briefs and access knowledge that helps answer your specific questions.

Policy Support

Access the latest information on policy support tools and methodologies, not only to learn about the different elements of policymaking and implementation, but also to assess the potential usefulness of these resources in specific contexts.

Networking

Connect with scientists, knowledge holders, policymakers and practitioners and join a global conversation on capacity building in the arena of biodiversity and ecosystem services – start an online discussion with new contacts, poll and survey experts, and much more.

Matchmaking

BES-Net will be involved in capacity building matchmaking activities, based on the needs of its Partners. You can now look for vacancies in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Events

Search or browse upcoming events relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services, ranging from trainings to national science-policy-practice dialogues and international meetings.

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Latest

Title Organization Location Deadline
Administrative Officer United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Bonn, Germany 12/09/2016
Assistant Director: Biodiversity Planning and Implementation (Permanent position) South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Pretoria, S.A 12/09/2016
Programme Management Officer, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch , P3 United Nations Environment Programme NAIROBI 12/10/2016

We are delighted to announce that the BES-Net web-portal will be formally launched during the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), on 9 December 2016 at 13:15 in Cancun, Mexico. More detail to come!

In the meantime, we are inviting all our network members to register on the BES-Net web-portal, to become an active member of the global BES-Net community that counts 85 organisations working in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem services and more than 90 international experts standing ready to respond to questions from users.

 

Click here for a consolidated list of UNDP events during the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13).

 

An ‘Inventory of Tools and Methodologies relevant for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Practitioners’ has been developed as part of the IKI funded global projects Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA): Strengthening the evidence and informing policy, implemented by IIED, IUCN and UNEP-WCMC, and Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA): Strengthening EbA in planning and decision making processes, implemented by GIZ.  Both projects aim to show climate change policy-makers when and why EbA is effective - the conditions under which it works, and the benefits, costs and limitations of natural systems approaches - and to promote the better integration of EbA principles into policy and planning.

The Inventory serves two purposes:

  1. To provide a baseline for the development of a toolkit/tool to support EbA planning and/or implementation, by outlining existing tools and their utility, in order to identify any important gaps where the project can make a contribution; and
  2. To provide a basis for documenting experiences with existing EbA tools and methodologies.

The Inventory consists of two independent parts: (i) a database of existing EbA Tools and Methodologies; and (ii) a questionnaire to collect information on experience using these tools and methods.

 IIED, IUCN, GIZ and UNEP-WCMC are sharing the current draft of the inventory in order to:

  1. Gather information about tools and methodologies useful for EbA that are currently not listed in the Inventory;
  2. Gather user experiences of different tools and methodologies useful for EbA; and
  3. Gain feedback on overall perceived gaps in tools and methodologies useful for EbA.

They would be grateful if you could take the time to review the Inventory and provide them with information relating to the above, by the 30th December. Please email your feedback, or indeed any questions about the Inventory, to charlotte.hicks@unep-wcmc.org. Alternatively, you can join the discussion on BES-Net's EbA Forum.
 

Date Event Location Organizer
11 December 2016 Workshop: Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development and the SDGs: sharing and developing workable solutions Building B, the Universal Centre, Cancun, Mexico UNEP-WCMC, IIED and the Convention of Biological Diversity Secretariat (SCBD)
11 December 2016 International Mountain Day 2016 Worldwide United Nations General Assembly
13 December 2016 5th Global Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology Lingshui, Hainan, China Mexico Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences