Fair ideas - Environment and ecosystem services: improving lives
17th June. Room: Anchieta, 14.00 - 15:30
Language: English with simultaneous translation to Portuguese
Led by: Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA), UK; Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES), USA; Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI)
The ESPA, WAVES and PEI global programmes, and their international partnerships, are all generating evidence demonstrating how the environment improves lives, especially for poor people in developing countries. During this session, researchers and team members — including participants joining from around the world by live video connections — from all three programmes will share their findings and provide concrete examples of how it need not cost the earth to save the world.
Liz Carlile (chair), Director of Communications, IIED, UK
Paul van Gardingen, Director, ESPA, UK (+ ESPA researchers)
Glenn-Marie Lange, Program Leader, WAVES, USA (+ representatives from WAVES projects in Costa Rica and the Philippines)
Isabell Kempf, Deputy Director PEI, UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Facility, Kenya
Alex Forbes, Programme Specialist – Assessments, UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Facility, Kenya
Ruud Jansen, Chief Technical Advisor, PEI, Botswana
Dikalala Gaseitsiwe, Deputy Permanent Secretary (socio-economic policy), PEI, Botswana
Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Bangladesh
ESPA is a seven year, interdisciplinary research programme aiming to deliver cutting-edge research on ecosystems: how they function, the services they provide and their relationship with the political economy and sustainable growth. The programme’s findings will provide the evidence and tools to enable decision-makers to manage ecosystems sustainably and in a way that helps reduce poverty.
Led by the World Bank, WAVES is a global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that the national accounts used to measure and plan for economic growth include the value of natural resources.
PEI is a global UN-led programme that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development planning The initiative provides financial and technical assistance to government partners to set up institutional and capacity strengthening programmes and carry out activities to address their particular poverty-environment context.