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10th Ecosystem Services Partnership World Conference
20 Oct
20. October 2019 25. October 2019
Internationale Konferenz zum Thema "10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future"

10th Ecosystem Services Partnership World Conference

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) aims to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation, and to build a strong network of individuals and organizations. ESP enhances and encourages a diversity of approaches, while reducing unnecessary duplication of effort in the conceptualization and application of ecosystem services. By raising the profile of ecosystem services and promoting better practice, the ESP increases opportunities for financial support and help focus the funding of individual organizations for more efficient utilization of existing funds.

ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 Working Groups and a growing number of National Networks on all continents. ESP is a membership based organisation, both institutional and individual members can subscribe. The Partnership has a specified governance structure and Executive committee.

In 2006 ESP started to organise yearly conferences about ecosystem services. Since 2016 ESP shifted to bi-annual World Conferences with Regional Conferences in the intermediate years.

The previous ESP9 World Conference was in Shenzhen, China in 2017. In addition to a broad range of topics on the latest state-of-the-art on the science, policy and practice of Ecosystem Services the overarching theme was Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people & landscapes through nature-based solutions.


Key Note Speaker u.a.

  • Dr. Christiane Paulus (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit)
  • Prof. Dr. Louise Willemen (Twente University)
  • Dr. Anne Larigauderie (IPBES Sekretariat Bonn)
  • Prof. Dr. Berta Martín-López (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
  • Lucy Emerton (UN Environment Management Group)
  • Hans Bruyninckx (European Environment Agency)


  • Institut für Physische Geographie und Landschaftsökologie (LUH)
  • Institut für Umweltplanung (LUH)
  • Leibniz Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) Müncheberg
  • Umweltforschungszentrum (UFZ)/Deutsches Zentrum für Integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Leipzig
  • Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IOER) Dresden
  • Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)


20. October 2019 25. October 2019

Public contact

Prof Dr Benjamin Burkhard
Institut für Physische Geographie und Landschaftsökologie (LUH)
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
Tel.: 0511 762 4493


Institut für Physische Geographie und Landschaftsökologie (LUH), Welfenschloss (LUH), Hannover Congress Centre (HCC)
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover