Land degradation affects us all directly or indirectly: food insecurity,
pests, reduced availability of clean water, increased vulnerability
to climate change, biodiversity loss, and much more.
However, policy often fails to acknowledge this problem or is
incapable to identify solutions.
That’s why we offer this MOOC, to help understand how to
influence policymaking to foster sustainable soil protection and
Theoretical and methodological input by experts will help you to
clarify specific policy objectives, the preferred modes of communication
of your target group, and to identify the most suitable
engagement techniques or activities. You will have the opportunity
to exchange views and experiences with experts and
participants and work on the topic in an international network of
practitioners, scientists and policymakers.
This event will take place during The second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI2) in Montreal Canada room 7A on 12th July 2018!
This is a joint project between BES-Net hosted by UNDP, and UNEP-WCMC entitled ‘ Undertaking national ecosystem assessment in developing countries’ is designed to build the capacity of four developing countries (Cameroon, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam).
This side event will use case-study style presentations to showcase practical examples of the assessment progress in each country since 2016. A panel discussion will follow on the role of ecosystem assessment in the post-2020 agenda and how assessment findings will be integrated into national decision-making processes. There will be an opportunity to explore the impacts and benefits of national ecosystem assessments for national and sub-national decision making.
Our 2018 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Brochure is out!
Find more information on BES-NET activities in ringing science, policy and practitioners together for face to face talks, National Ecosystems Assessments and an online package for networking.
Have a look at our funding partners and much more!
Click to view or download the 2018 brochure